Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Johnstone or Johnston
Designation: Architect, Mason
Died: c. 1832
Bio Notes: 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):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 111802The Laigh KirkKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 2 of 111803Buildings, King Street and St Marnock streetKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandPlans of street and elevations of buildings on King Street prepared.
Item 3 of 111803Dundonald Parish ChurchDundonald AyrshireScotlandMay have had a hand in the design.
Item 4 of 111805Town HallKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 111806Portland Street layout  KilmarnockScotland 
Item 6 of 111807Kilmarnock Corn ExchangeKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandElements of original academy survive at rear.
Item 7 of 11181421 Wellington SquareAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 8 of 111819Tarbolton Parish ChurchTarbolton AyrshireScotland 
Item 9 of 11c. 1820Old ManseIrvine AyrshireScotland 
Item 10 of 111822Riccarton Parish ChurchRiccarton AyrshireScotlandPlans signed by John Richmond but very similar to Tarbolton so perhaps by Johnstone (Buildings of Scotland).
Item 11 of 111832King Street UP ChurchKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect, mason:
Item 1 of 2Close, Rob and Riches, Anne2012The Buildings of Scotland: Ayrshire & Arran New Haven and London: Yale University Pressp304, p416
Item 2 of 2Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect, mason:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Sheriff Court RecordsInventories