Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Oliver Chalmers Barron
Designation: Architect
Born: 29 July 1918
Died: 21 March 2008
Bio Notes: Andrew Oliver Chalmers Barron was born on 29 July 1918 in Leven, the son of Stuart Oliver William Barron, architect and his wife Christina Beattie Chalmers. He studied architecture at Dundee College of Art. He was admitted ARIBA in 1950. Like his father he worked in the practice of Maclaren Soutar Salmond. By about 1953 he had moved to Swindon, Wiltshire. His stay in Wiltshire must have been relatively brief as he had returned to Lanarkshire by the early 1960s where he was employed as an assistant with Cullen Lochead & Brown. In 1994 he gave his home address in the RIBA directory suggesting he had withdrawn from the practice (Alex Cullen & Co by 1979) by this time.

He died at Udston Hosptial, Hamilton on 21 March 2008. His wife had predeceased him but he was survived by at least one daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Cadzow House/10, Auchingramont Road, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 6Flat 27, Woodburn Court, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate 2008 
Item 3 of 69A, Wellington Street, Dundee, ScotlandPrivatec. 1948 *  
Item 4 of 613, South Tay Street, Dundee, ScotlandBusiness1950 * This is the address of Maclaren Soutar Salmond.
Item 5 of 612, Boscombe Road, Moredon, Swindon, Wiltshire, EnglandPrivatec. 1953After 1960 
Item 6 of 652, Laburnam Lea, Silverton Hill, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate(?)c. 1963  

* 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 2Maclaren Soutar Salmond  Assistant(?) 
Item 2 of 2Alexander Cullen & Co (or Alex Cullen & Co.)1960s1970sArchitect 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4RIBA1948The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 4RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1H M Register HouseDeath Register