Basic Biographical Details

Name: Meldrum & Mantell
Born: 1975
Bio Notes: John Jeffrey Meldrum set up practice at 40 High Street, Banff as an architect in 1948. He originally trained as a chartered surveyor but turned to architecture at some point prior to this date. In the later 1950s a branch office was opened in Turriff. He does not seem to have been a member of the RIBA.

Meldrum was a founder member of the Banff Preservation Society in 1965.

In 1975 Meldrum took Henry (Harry) Mantell into partnership, the name then becoming Meldrum & Mantell. Meldrum retired in 1987 and died in 1990.

The practice was awarded an Architectural Heritage Year Award and a Saltire Society Award in 1975 and a Civic Trust Award in 1978.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 230, High Street, Banff, BanffshireBusiness1950s  
Item 2 of 227a, High Street, Banff, Banffshire, ScotlandBusiness1990s  

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3John Jeffrey Meldrum1975 Partner 
Item 2 of 3Henry ('Harry') James Lyall Mantell19751987Partner 
Item 3 of 3Henry ('Harry') James Lyall Mantell19872004PartnerSole partner

Buildings and Designs

This 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 541970St BrandonsBanff BanffshireScotlandRestoration and reconstruction
Item 2 of 5419721 and 3 High ShoreBanff BanffshireScotlandRestoration and conversion into 2 houses.
Item 3 of 54After 197341-47 High StreetBanff BanffshireScotlandRestoration
Item 4 of 54After 1973Delgatie Castle, forester's cottageTurriff AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 5 of 54After 1973Delgatie Castle, Home Farm SteadingDelgatie AberdeenshireScotlandConversion
Item 6 of 54After 1973Delgaty Castle, East LodgeTurriff AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration
Item 7 of 54After 1973Fishing TempleBanff BanffshireScotlandRestoration scheme proposals
Item 8 of 54After 1973Town and Country ClubBanff BanffshireScotlandAlterations
Item 9 of 541975Braco Banking HouseElgin MorayshireScotlandRestoration
Item 10 of 541975Premises, 5a, 7, High StreetElgin MorayshireScotlandRestoration and conversion to flat and shops
Item 11 of 54198029-35 High StreetBanff BanffshireScotlandRestoration, extension and development
Item 12 of 541980St Drostan's RectoryOld Deer, Peterhead AberdeenshireScotlandConversion to hotel
Item 13 of 541982Tombain steadingAberlour BanffshireScotlandConversion and extension of steading
Item 14 of 541985No 26 PennanAberdour AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and extension
Item 15 of 541986Blairmore HouseGlass AberdeenshireScotlandPhased extensions to form rooftop flat and new Arts & Crafts facilities
Item 16 of 541986House, 12 North High StreetPortsoy BanffshireScotlandRestoration of early 18th century house
Item 17 of 541987Church of ScotlandGardenstown BanffshireScotlandExtension - Session Hall
Item 18 of 541990Culvie Home FarmAberchirder BanffshireScotlandRestoration and modernisation
Item 19 of 541990Eden House, South Lodge  AberdeenshireScotlandExtension and alterations
Item 20 of 541991Banff CastleBanff BanffshireScotlandPhased restoration work begun
Item 21 of 541991Biggar FountainBanff BanffshireScotlandConservation and restoration
Item 22 of 541991Market Arch, Royal Coat of Arms and Mercat CrossBanff BanffshireScotlandConservation and restoration
Item 23 of 541991Parish ManseOldmeldrum AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and extensions
Item 24 of 541992Macduff Free ChurchMacduff BanffshireScotlandConversion to Arts Centre
Item 25 of 541994Advocates Hall, Concert Hall and Court  AberdeenScotlandRestoration proposals for library; remedial work and decoration
Item 26 of 541994Duff House  BanffshireScotlandRestoration of Fife Gates
Item 27 of 541995Banff Free ChurchBanff BanffshireScotlandExternal remedial work
Item 28 of 541996Banff CastleBanff BanffshireScotlandAncillary buildings external restoration
Item 29 of 541996Banff Harbour, Quayside BuildingsBanff BanffshireScotlandConversion to dwelling house
Item 30 of 541996Boyne CastlePortsoy BanffshireScotlandBoyne Castle Doocot Project - pre-tender work for restoration of doocot and formation of woodland walks
Item 31 of 541996Castle Fraser  AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and remedial work to stables
Item 32 of 541996St Mary's Parish ChurchBanff BanffshireScotlandKitchen extension
Item 33 of 541997Fordyce CastleFordyce AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and conversion to dwelling house
Item 34 of 541997Haddo HouseHaddo/Methlick AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration and upgrading scheme commenced
Item 35 of 541997House, Church StreetPortsoy BanffshireScotlandRestoration and refurbishment
Item 36 of 541997No 12 The SquarePortsoy BanffshireScotlandPorch addition
Item 37 of 541998Mission hallCrovie BanffshireScotlandRestoration and conversion to dwelling house and studio
Item 38 of 541998St Mary's CottageOrton MorayshireScotlandExtension
Item 39 of 541998St Mary's Old Parish ChurchBanff BanffshireScotlandRestoration of the Banff Aisle, St Mary's Kirkyard
Item 40 of 542000Fordyce Parish ChurchPortsoy BanffshireScotlandalterations and remedial work
Item 41 of 542001Auchintoul HouseAberchirder BanffshireScotlandAlteration and extension scheme
Item 42 of 542001Banff CastleBanff BanffshireScotlandInterior repairs and redecoration
Item 43 of 542001Banff Free SchoolBanff BanffshireScotlandAlterations and remedial work
Item 44 of 542001Culsalmond Kirkyard, the mort houseCulsalmond AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration - phase 1
Item 45 of 542001Durn HousePortsoy BanffshireScotlandAlterations and remedial work
Item 46 of 542001House and cafeCullen BanffshireScotlandAlterations and remedial work to house and cafe
Item 47 of 542002Cairness House, gatehouseFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotlandRemedial work and extension proposals
Item 48 of 542002Frendraught HouseForgue AberdeenshireScotlandRemedial work
Item 49 of 542003Banff CastleBanff BanffshireScotlandGate lodge refurbishment
Item 50 of 542003Frendraught HouseForgue AberdeenshireScotlandPorch extension
Item 51 of 542003Fyvie Castle and ancillary buildingsFyvie AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration of garden store
Item 52 of 542004Cromdale Outdoor Centre  Inverness-shireScotlandRefurbishment
Item 53 of 542004Druminnor Castle  AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration and refurbishment scheme of garden cottage
Item 54 of 542004St Mary's Parish ChurchBanff BanffshireScotlandAlterations for the disabled


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp98