Basic Biographical Details

Name: Nicholas Robert Groves-Raines
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Nicholas Robert Groves-Raines qualified in 1972. He was in partnership with Edwin Johnston in the early 1970s. He in later 1970s he was in partnership with Michael Patrick Spens. In 1981 he was pratising with Fred Whalley as the Nicholas Groves-Raines Partnership.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1179, Canongate, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1981 *  

* 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 2Johnston & Groves-RainesEarly 1970s Partner 
Item 2 of 2Nicholas Groves-Raines Partnership1981 * Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Fred Whalley1980s Partner 

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 271971Landmark Visitor CentreStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 2 of 271978Belvedere ParkTrinity EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 271979Moncrieffe Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 271979Tenement block, Moncreiff Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 5 of 27Late 1970sOffice buildingSmdjuvesar Reykjavik  
Item 6 of 27Late 1970sScheme for Marshall Street  EdinburghScotlandRehibilitation
Item 7 of 27Late 1970sSchemes for Edinburgh New Town Conservation Committee  EdinburghScotlandRestoration schemes
Item 8 of 27Late 1970sScotland Street  EdinburghScotlandRehabilitation
Item 9 of 27Late 1970sThe LeesColdstream BerwickshireScotland 
Item 10 of 271980Peffermill House  EdinburghScotlandRestoration
Item 11 of 271981Tenement, 16-20 Robertson's Close  EdinburghScotlandRestoration
Item 12 of 271981Tenement, Robertson's Close  EdinburghScotlandRestoration
Item 13 of 271982Balfour House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 27198416-18 (or 20?) Blackfriars Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 271984Babbity Bowster's  GlasgowScotlandIn conjunction with Tom Laurie Associates
Item 16 of 271986Premises of John Fisher & Son (Glasgow) Ltd, James Morrison StreetAnderston GlasgowScotlandRestoration
Item 17 of 271989Former City of Glasgow Grain Mills and Stores and Port Dundas Sugar Refinery  GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 271989Tollcross House  GlasgowScotlandRestoration and conversion into flats.
Item 19 of 271990Annanhill HouseKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandConversion to apartments
Item 20 of 271990Forter Castle  AngusScotlandRestoration
Item 21 of 271990Hawthornden CastleLasswade MidlothianScotlandLibrary inserted into the base of the outwardly ruinous 15th century corner tower
Item 22 of 271991Dunn MewsKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 23 of 271993Strathleven HouseStrathleven DunbartonshireScotlandFull scale restoration
Item 24 of 271995St Andrew's Court, Saltmarket  GlasgowScotland 
Item 25 of 27c. 2000Logie HouseKirriemuir AngusScotlandAlterations
Item 26 of 272005The Laigh House and SmiddyInveresk East LothianScotlandNo 35 converted to house from shop
Item 27 of 272010Pitsligo CastleRosehearty AberdeenshireScotlandConsolidation of courtyard buildings


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture  p575
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp41 Photograph of Landmark Visitor Centre
Item 3 of 3RIBA1981Directory of Practices 1981