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Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Sinclair Gibson Steedman
Designation: Architect
Born: 21 June 1921
Died: 10 January 2003
Bio Notes: George Sinclair Gibson Steedman was born on 21 June 1921, the son of Robert Steedman, insurance inspector, and his wife, Janet Erskine McMillan Gibson. He studied at the School of Achitecture, Edinburgh College of Art and was elected ARIBA in 1950 and ARIAS (or FRIAS?) in 1964. He was senior partner in J D Cairns & Ford by 1970 and later the Cairns Ford & Yuill Partnership. He was FRIAS at the time of his death.

He died at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 10 January 2003. His wife, Dorothy Yates, who had been a midwife, had predeceased him. He was survived by at least one daughter who lived in Reading.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 51, Abbey Court, North Berwick, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivate 2003 
Item 2 of 541, Spottiswoode Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1948 *After 1953 
Item 3 of 59, Redford Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1960 *After 1964 
Item 4 of 5116, Hanover Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1970 *  
Item 5 of 536/2, Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1987 *  

* 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 1J D Cairns & Ford1970After 1980Partner 

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 181970sCaravan ParkMortonhall EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 181970sCastle warehousePeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 3 of 181970sFactory for Rowntree Mackintosh  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 181970sGeorge Stewart & Co Factory  EdinburghScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 5 of 181970sH Ballantyne & Sons textile millWalkerburn PeeblesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 6 of 181970sHousing for Comben Homes LtdNewburgh FifeScotland 
Item 7 of 181970sMartin & Frost's premises  EdinburghScotlandReconstruction
Item 8 of 181970sRoyal Bank branches  EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 181970sShell Bay Caravan ParkLeven FifeScotland 
Item 10 of 181970sWaren Mill Caravan ParkBelford NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 11 of 181972Holy Trinity Church of ScotlandWester Hailes EdinburghScotland 
Item 12 of 181973Royal High School  EdinburghScotlandAdditions
Item 13 of 18Before 1975Forrester High School  EdinburghScotlandGames complex added
Item 14 of 18Before 1975George Heriot's Hospital  EdinburghScotlandRefectory and kitchen
Item 15 of 18Before 1975Housing for Comben Homes LtdAlness Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 16 of 18Before 1975Old People's Home  EdinburghScotlandReconstruction
Item 17 of 181976Royal Bank, Cramond  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 18c. 1981Dairy complex for Murchies CreameryLoanhead MidlothianScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5RIBA1948The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 5RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered Architect2003v14, no15 Winter 2003 issue - death note

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  


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