Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Brunton Taylor
Designation: Architect
Born: 22 September 1917
Died: 6 December 1994
Bio Notes: Alexander Brunton Taylor was born on 22 September 1917, the son of Alexander Taylor, golf professional, and his wife, Margaret Williamson Brunton. He studied part-time at Dundee School of Art while at the same time serving his articles with Allan & Friskin. He was admitted ARIBA in 1946 when he lists only one proposer, William Wallace Friskin, who was president of the Dundee Chapter of the RIAS. At that time his home address was 146 North Street, St Andrews.

He worked for the Department of Agriculture for Scotland, St Andrews House, Edinburgh and reached the post of 'senior surveyor'. In 1950 he was living at 10 Douglas Crescent in Edinburgh.

He died on 6 December 1994 at 22 Mathieson Place, Dunfermline. He had been married twice, first to Elizabeth Hughes and second to Ethelreda Bernadette Donachie or Poole. His step daughter registered his death.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4146, North Street, St Andrews, Fife, ScotlandPrivate1946 *  
Item 2 of 410, Douglas Gardens, Ediburgh, ScotlandPrivate1950 *  
Item 3 of 49, Woodhall Bank, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1964  
Item 4 of 4Blanes, Bellwood, Glencorse, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivatec. 1970 *  

* 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 2Department of Agriculture for Scotland (later Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland)  Surveyor 
Item 2 of 2Allan & Friskin19371942Apprentice 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8690 (Combined Box 215)