Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Hynd Duncan
Designation: Architect
Born: 3 February 1932
Died: 21 February 2012
Bio Notes: Thomas Hynd Duncan was born in Whitburn on 3 February 1932, the son of William Duncan, coal miner, and his wife Mary Davis. He studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with a diploma in 1954. He was admitted ARIBA in 1956. He was taken into the Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & Paul practice in about 1963. In 1976 he joined Ian Charles Gordon and Thomas Deegan Somerville in practice when the three split away. In November 1996 T H Duncan was formed from Gordon Duncan Somerville.

Duncan died on 21 February 2012, survived by his wife Margaret, his four children and one grandchild.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 616, Rutland Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 68, Baillie Street, Whitburn, West Lothian, ScotlandPrivate1954  
Item 3 of 6The Clock House, Dundas Estate, South Queensferry, West Lothian, ScotlandPrivatec. 1960  
Item 4 of 6380, Ferry Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1966 *1970s 
Item 5 of 67, Howe Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1979After 1987 
Item 6 of 647, Timber Bush, Leith, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1994 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 2Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & Paulc. 1963 Partner 
Item 2 of 2Gordon Duncan Somerville1976 Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Ian Charles Gordon5 June 1968For Fellowship

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 45 Industrial Units for CDW and Scotia GP  EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 45 Industrial units for CDW and Scotis GP  West LothianScotland 
Item 3 of 45 Leisure development for Hassendean  RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 4 of 45 Public houses for Scottish & Newcastle   Scotland 
Item 5 of 45 Public houses for Usher Breweries   Scotland 
Item 6 of 45 Rehabilitation schemeGranton EdinburghScotland 
Item 7 of 45 Sheltered housing for Castlerock Housing Association  MidlothianScotland 
Item 8 of 45 Swimming PoolHaddington East LothianScotland 
Item 9 of 451960Bruntsfield HouseBruntsfield EdinburghScotlandAlterations for incorporation into James Gillespie's High School - assisted Ian Charles Gordon
Item 10 of 451960James Gillespie's High School for Girls  EdinburghScotlandAssisted Ian Charles Gordon
Item 11 of 45c. 1960Leanach of Culloden, House, servants' cottages and cattle courts  Inverness-shireScotlandRepair and re-roofing od Old Leanach Cottage in conjunction with Alexander Cullen
Item 12 of 451961Scottish Provident Offices  EdinburghScotland 
Item 13 of 451962Linlithgow Town Hall Linlithgow West LothianScotlandRecasting of interior
Item 14 of 451962Lister Institute  EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 451962Muirhouse Development Phase II     
Item 16 of 451963Nicol Street housingKirkcaldy FifeScotland 
Item 17 of 451963West Port Housing SchemeLinlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 18 of 451964Brucefield ChurchWhitburn West LothianScotlandProject and design architect
Item 19 of 451964Craigsbank Parish Church  EdinburghScotland 
Item 20 of 451964Mary Erskine School  EdinburghScotland 
Item 21 of 451964Philiphaugh House (new)  SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 22 of 451965Church, Bingham BroadwayDuddingston GlasgowScotland 
Item 23 of 451965Opera House site  EdinburghScotlandArt Deco scheme for opera house
Item 24 of 451967Daniel Stewart's Hospital  EdinburghScotlandAdditions proposed in 1967 including hall.
Item 25 of 451967Kippenross HouseDunblane StirlingshireScotlandReduction of wings to width of original house
Item 26 of 451967Linlithgow Town Centre Redevelopment (CDA)Linlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 27 of 451967Post Graduate School of Medicine  EdinburghScotland 
Item 28 of 451969Brunton Hall and municipal officesMusselburgh East LothianScotland 
Item 29 of 451969Millbank redevelopmentWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 30 of 451969Pollock Halls of Residence  EdinburghScotlandFurther development - large group of 5-storey towers.
Item 31 of 451969RAF LossiemouthLossiemouth MorayshireScotland 
Item 32 of 451970sOffices for IBM UK Ltd  EdinburghScotlandNot involved if building dates from after 1976
Item 33 of 451972Town HallElgin MorayshireScotlandExtension
Item 34 of 451973Incorporation of Shoemakers premisesLinlithgow West LothianScotlandRestoration
Item 35 of 451973Public bathsWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 36 of 451974Housing, The VennelLinlithgow West LothianScotland 
Item 37 of 45After 1975Local Authority Housing and Community CentreDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 38 of 45Before 1975Livery Street redevelopmentBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 39 of 45Before 1975Pre-war housingLinlithgow West LothianScotlandImprovements
Item 40 of 45Before 1975Pre-war housing improvementsBathgate West LothianScotland 
Item 41 of 45Before 1975Pre-war housing upgradingWhitburn West LothianScotland 
Item 42 of 45Before 1975Telephone engineering centreLivingston West LothianScotland 
Item 43 of 45Before 1975Touch Neighbourhood CentreDunfermline FifeScotland 
Item 44 of 45Before 1976Children's home for Fife Regional Counxcil  FifeScotland 
Item 45 of 451979Salisbury Green Mansion HouseSalisbury Green EdinburghScotlandExtension


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 13Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp124
Item 2 of 13Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p552
Item 3 of 13Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp4 Pollock Halls; Philiphaugh
pp35-6, 150, 164 Scottish Provident Offices
pp74-5, 151 Martello Court
Item 4 of 13Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and LondonMartello Court: p43, p215, p216, p321, p326
p380 Gazetteer 2
p238 Photograph
Item 5 of 13RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 6 of 13RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 7 of 13RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 8 of 13RIBA1966Kalendar 1966-67   
Item 9 of 13RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 10 of 13RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 11 of 13RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   
Item 12 of 13RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   
Item 13 of 13Willis, Peter1977New architecture in Scotland  p11 Scottish Provident Offices

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS NewsletterDecember 1996v7, no10  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Interview with Eric Davidson, 20 October 2010Information to Yvonne Hillyard   
Item 2 of 2National Archives (via Scotlands People)Statutory births