Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Bryce Brechin
Designation: Architect
Born: 30 July 1863
Died: 18 April 1941
Bio Notes: John Bryce Brechin was born on 30 July 1863, the son of Robert Miller Brechin, commission agent (described as agent for jewellery in the Census of 1861) and Davida Bryce, a daughter of David Bryce's brother John, who had married on 17 October 1862 in Blythswood, Glasgow. After the retirement of David Bryce's nephew John, the practice which still retained the title David & John Bryce, was carried on by John Bryce Brechin. He did not join the RIBA and is not as yet recorded as having carried out any architectural work. His business was perhaps more surveyor than architect. He retired in 1928 and died of heart failure on 18 April 1941. He was predeceased by his wife, ____ Rousseau.

The practice continued after John Bryce Brechin's retirement. It is not yet clear who was responsible for winding up its affairs, though at that date the offices at 133A George were also occupied by Buchanan & Linton.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 351, Braid Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1941 
Item 2 of 3131, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1899c. 1930 
Item 3 of 3133A, George Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1931c. 1936 

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 1D & J Bryce19081928Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 2190112-18 St Giles Street, Edinburgh Courant Offices  EdinburghScotlandAlterations to nos 8-16
Item 2 of 21910Castlemills HouseLockerbie DumfriesshireScotlandDesign exhibited


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Fiddes, Valerie and Rowan, Alistair1976David Bryce 1803-1876 Exhibition Catalogue, University of Edinburgh 
Item 2 of 2Scotlands People Website - Statutory Registers - Deaths  685/07 0558