Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Ross
Designation: Architect
Died: After 1770 or before 1775
Bio Notes: Charles Ross was a carpenter and joiner in London who periodically worked as an architect or surveyor. He worked as a carpenter under Matthew Brettingham at the 2nd Earl of Stafford’s house, No 5 St James’ Square in 1748-49 and at Marble Hill in Twickenham; for the same client he superintended the building of the south east wing at Wentworth Castle in Yorkshire in 1759. He continued there as draughtsman and executant architect until the completion of the building in 1764.

He was also employed at St James, Piccadilly under James Horn in 1756 and to have made furniture for the Royal Society of Arts in 1760. As an architect he rebuilt the west front of Kirtling Hall, Cambridgeshire for the 1st Earl of Guildford in the late 1740s. It is possible that he can be identified with the Mr Ross who completed the works at Blair Castle after the death of Roger Morris in 1749.

Ross died sometime between 1770 when he built or rebuilt a house in Mortimer Street, London for Lord Robert Bertie and 1775.

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 11749Blair CastleBlair Atholl PerthshireScotlandMay have completed work begun by Roger Morris, after his death.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Berkshire Record OfficeArchivesD/ED.F.29A 
Item 2 of 2Charter Room, Blair Castle ArchivesDrawings and Manuscripts CollectionD.2.13 (38)