Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Wilson Beaton
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1866
Died: 6 April 1944
Bio Notes: Andrew Wilson Beaton was born c.1866 in Dalry, Ayrshire, the son of William Beaton, a baker and his wife Jessie Jamieson. His early career is not known, but he may have been initially more of an architectural draughtsman than an architect as he exhibited a sketch of Bridgegate in Glasgow in the Royal Scottish Academy and from 1894 he exhibted at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts regularly between then 1902 but then ceased to exhibit until 1942-43. In 1894 he married Catherine Stirling McIntyre. He seems to have had some connection with James Austen Laird for whom he made the drawings in Academy Architecture in 1903. He studied at Glasgow School of Art at the late age of thirty-four in 1901-1902, by which date he had already commenced practice at 223 West George Street, Glasgow, moving to 227 in 1901. Like so many others he gave up practice after the Finance Act of 1909: his practice had consisted wholly of small scale alterations, particularly on tenements.

He married Catherine Stirling c.1894 and they had one son, Maurice A Beaton. He died pnemonia and retention of urine and uraemia on March 6 1944.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 8Clarkston Road, Muirend, Cathcart, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness 1944 
Item 2 of 8102, Cambridge Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)18941895 
Item 3 of 856, Wilton Street, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)18961898 
Item 4 of 8223, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness18981900 
Item 5 of 85, Lyndhurst Gardens, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivatec. 1898c. 1904 
Item 6 of 8227, West George Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19001909 
Item 7 of 8Hallden, Muirend, Cathcart, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivatec. 1904c. 1909Prhaps until his death in 1944
Item 8 of 811, Linn Terrace, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)19421943At least for these years

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1James Austen Laird1903 Architectural Illustrator 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Bilcliffe, Roger (comp)1990The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts 1861-1989 Woodend Press 
Item 2 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 3 of 3Scotlands People Website - Statutory Registers - Deaths  Statutory deaths 644/19 0218

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson