Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Lamb
Born: 16 June 1917
Died: 1 March 1989
Bio Notes: John Lamb was born on 16 June 1917, the son of John Lamb, a minister of religion, and his wife Catherine Smith Hendrie. He seems to have had a distinguished military career and had been awarded the MC during World War 2. He studied architecture at Aberdeen School of Art. He was admitted ARIBA in 1948 and FRIAS in 1959. He was also a qualified surveyor. He joined the George Bennett Mitchell practice as partner in 1971. He was a Vice President of the RIAS in 1964-65, representing the Aberdeen Chapter.

He died at home in Kingussie on 1 March 1989. He had been married twice, first to Margaret Elizabeth Mitchell and second to Diana Margaret Prior.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 418, Woodend Place, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1948 *After 1950 
Item 2 of 41, West Craibstone Street, Bon Accord Square, AberdeenBusinessBefore 1950After 1970George Bennett Mitchell's business address
Item 3 of 42, King's Gate, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1958  
Item 4 of 4Craig Leathan, Kincraig, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1979 *1989 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1George Bennett Mitchell & SonLate 1940sAfter 1975Partner 

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 91949Stockethill ChurchStockethill AberdeenScotland 
Item 2 of 91952Bellie KirkFochabers MorayshireScotlandRestoration
Item 3 of 91954Old Meldrum Parish ChurchOld Meldrum / Oldmeldrum AberdeenshireScotlandInterior recast
Item 4 of 91958St ColmDaviot AberdeenshireScotlandChurch re-orientated
Item 5 of 91964Udny Castle with lodge and gates  AberdeenshireScotlandWardrop's additions demolished and original structure restored
Item 6 of 91966Balfluig Castle  AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration
Item 7 of 91966Inchdrewer Castle  BanffshireScotlandRebuilt and reroofed for residential use; interior not completed (John Lamb responsible)
Item 8 of 91974Coulhill Primary SchoolAlness Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 9 of 91974Dingwall AcademyDingwall Ross and CromartyScotlandAdditions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp98
Item 2 of 6RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 3 of 3School of Architecture, Garthdee, Aberdeen, RGIT: former pupils, 1937-1970Galletly, James