Basic Biographical Details

Name: Wharrie & Colledge
Designation: Architectural practice, Engineers
Started: Before 1903
Ended: 1949
Bio Notes: Thomas Wharrie was a civil engineer who had formed a partnership with James Smith by the late 1860s as Smith & Wharrie. Smith died in or shortly before April 1874. It was in that year that Francis S Colledge - generally known as Frank Colledge - entered into partnership with James Brand as Colledge & Brand, and Wharrie joined them two years later, the practice title changing to Wharrie, Colledge & Brand. They were factors to Pollok and other west of Scotland estates, undertaking associated civil engineering and architectural work; although they did not design the original layout, they were responsible for the feuing of Pollok, Pollokshields and parts of Govan.

The partnership of Wharrie, Colledge & Brand lasted until some time between the late 1880s and the first years of the twentieth century, after which it continued as Wharrie & Colledge. Colledge appears to have been practising alone from c.1910, but the firm title was retained until 1949. The practice appear to have been architects for the farmhouses and steadings on the Pollok and Corrour estates as Sir John Stirling Maxwell commissioned their one major building, the shooting lodge at Corrour, nominally designed by Frank Colledge, perhaps from Sir John's sketches: architectural assistance may have been bought in. The result was not found entirely satisfactory as the Falconers were subsequently brought in to remodel it.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice, engineers:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1109, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness 1949 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice, engineers (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Thomas Smith Wharrie1897c. 1910Partner 
Item 2 of 2Francis Steel Colledge (Frank Steel Colledge)Before 1897 Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice, engineers was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 31897Corrour  Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 2 of 31901Station buildings for the Glasgow and Renfrew Railway Company  GlasgowScotland 
Item 3 of 31903Kenmure, feuing planBishopbriggs LanarkshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice, engineers:
Item 1 of 1Post Office Directories