DSA Architect Biography Report (June 23, 2018, 9:32 pm)
Basic Biographical Details
Robert Johnstone or Johnston
Robert Johnstone or Johnston worked as a mason/architect in Ayrshire in the early 19th century. He was the Town Surveyor of the Town Improvement Commissioners of Kilmarnock.
Colvin states that he probably died about 1830 although the King Street Church post-dates this.
Buildings and Designs
This architect, mason was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
Town, district or village
City or county
The Laigh Kirk
Buildings, King Street and St Marnock street
Plans of street and elevations of buildings on King Street prepared.
Dundonald Parish Church
May have had a hand in the design.
Portland Street layout
Kilmarnock Corn Exchange
Elements of original academy survive at rear.
21 Wellington Square
Tarbolton Parish Church
Riccarton Parish Church
Plans signed by John Richmond but very similar to Tarbolton so perhaps by Johnstone (Buildings of Scotland).
King Street UP Church
The following books contain references to this architect, mason:
Close, Rob and Riches, Anne
The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran
New Haven and London: Yale University Press
A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840
London: YUP. 4th edition
The following archives hold material relating to this architect, mason:
Source Catalogue No.
National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)
Sheriff Court Records
© 2016, Dictionary of Scottish Architects
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