Basic Biographical Details

Name: Ronald Charles Graham
Born: 6 June 1920
Died: 7 March 1998
Bio Notes: Ronald Charles Graham was born on 6 June 1920, the son of Edward Graham, chauffeur, and his wife Mary McLean. He studied architecture at the the School of Art and Royal Technical College in Glasgow (later converting this to a BArch at the University of Strathclyde). He was elected ARIBA in 1953 and ARIAS in 1961. He worked for J & J a Carrick from at least 1965 and was subsequently became a partner. He is no longer listed in 1987, suggesting he had retired by this date.

He died in Ayr Hospital on 7 March 1998, survived by his wife Margaret Winters Blyth and at least one son who lived in Perth.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 611, Meadowpark, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate 1998 
Item 2 of 6Redburn Cottage, Kilwinning Road, Irvine, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1950 *  
Item 3 of 622, Montgomery Terrace, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1954 *  
Item 4 of 613, Chalmers Road, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1955 *  
Item 5 of 6252, High Street, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate1960 *1961 
Item 6 of 67, Alloway Place, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1965 *After 1979 

* 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 1J & J A CarrickBefore 1970After 1980Partner(?) 

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 281958Castlehill ChurchAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 2 of 281960County Buildings and Sheriff CourtAyr AyrshireScotlandRoyal Scots Fusiliers Memorial in grounds - not certain if involved
Item 3 of 281962Warehouse for Hugh Lauder & Co LtdKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandExtension
Item 4 of 281963Ladyburn Factory, Offices and laboratories for Alginate Industries LtdGirvan AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 281963Racecourse building for Western Meeting ClubAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 6 of 281967Fire StationIrvine    
Item 7 of 281968Ayrshire Lunatic AsylumAyr AyrshireScotlandAdditions and improvements (other than hostel)
Item 8 of 281968Clydesdale BankAyr AyrshireScotlandReconstruction of High Street branch
Item 9 of 281968Davidson Memorial Cottage HospitalGirvan AyrshireScotlandExtension
Item 10 of 281968Kelso Racecourse, stables and hostelKelso RoxburghshireScotland 
Item 11 of 281968Ladyburn Factory, Offices and laboratories for Alginate Industries LtdGirvan AyrshireScotlandFurther extension work
Item 12 of 281968Private housing for BovisAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 13 of 281968Private housing for Bovis  EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 281968Private housing for Bovis  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 281968Speculative HousingCunning Park, Ayr AyrshireScotland 
Item 16 of 281969Ayrshire Lunatic AsylumAyr AyrshireScotlandStaff hostel
Item 17 of 281969Speculative HousingRozelle, Ayr AyrshireScotland 
Item 18 of 281969Villa, 1 Craigweil RoadAyr AyrshireScotlandGymnasium and classrooms added. Also Assembly Hall which may be the same as the gymnasium?
Item 19 of 28After 1970Fire StationSkelmorlie AyrshireScotland 
Item 20 of 281971Kilkerran Estate, caravan park and leisure centreMaybole AyrshireScotland 
Item 21 of 281972Flats, Savoy Park areaAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 22 of 281972Golf Clubhouse, BelleisleAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 23 of 281974Ayr County HospitalAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 24 of 281974Halifax Building Society branchAyr AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 25 of 281974Private House for Ambion ScotlandDrymen StirlingshireScotland 
Item 26 of 281983Airport ClubPrestwick AyrshireScotlandNew facade
Item 27 of 281984New ChurchAyr AyrshireScotlandConversion to dance studio
Item 28 of 281986Trustee Savings BankSaltcoats AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 6RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered ArchitectAugust 1998v9, no6  

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership