Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Baillie
Born: 1875
Died: 12 December 1951
Bio Notes: William Baillie was born in 1875, probably near Crieff, the son of John Baillie, farmer and his wife, Janet Young. He was articled to George T Ewing of Crieff from 1891 to 1895, where he gained experience in designing villas, cottages, business premises, public buildings and estate work. After completing his apprenticeship he spent seven years in the Architectural Department of Formans & McCall, civil engineers at 160 Hope Street, Glasgow, assisting during the construction of buildings for the West Highland Railway and Glasgow Central Railway, and for the latter five years being in charge of all architectural work for the firm and managing contracts with a total value of 120,000.

In 1902 he commenced independent practice at 223 Hope Street. He was admitted LRIBA in 1912, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects. He went on to serve as Vice-President of the Institute later in his career. Amongst his pupils was his son Ian Baillie (born 1906) who served his articles with him from 1923 to 1928. He became a partner from about 1938, the practice name becoming William Baillie & Son.

William Baillie married twice, first Jeannie Smith and secondly Margaret___ (illegible). He died of cirrhosis of the liver at 7 Greenbank Avenue, Whitecraigs on 12 December 1951.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 57, Greenbak Avenue, Whitecraigs, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate 1951 
Item 2 of 5110, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1900  
Item 3 of 5223, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness19021909 
Item 4 of 52, West Regent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1909After 1940From 1948 (through to 1965) this is recorded at number 4. Perhaps moved or numbers changed?
Item 5 of 5Birdston, Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, ScotlandPrivate1912 *  

* 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 3George Turnbull Ewing18911895Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Formans & McCall18951902Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3William Baillie & Sonc. 19381951Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 8Alexander Alban Hamilton Scott (or Archibald Alban Hamilton Scott, or Augustine Alban Hamilton Scott)Early 1897Mid 1897Assistant 
Item 2 of 8Andrew Graham HendersonSeptember 1903April 1904Assistant 
Item 3 of 8Robert Harkness WallaceLate 1915Mid 1916Apprentice 
Item 4 of 8Ian Baillie19231928Apprentice 
Item 5 of 8John Easton19251929Chief Assistant 
Item 6 of 8James Meldrum MitchellFebruary 1931November 1934Assistant 
Item 7 of 8Sidney Wesley BirnageNovember 1932August 1935Apprentice 
Item 8 of 8John Duncan Allan10 July 1947 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Bennie Wilson12 June 1912for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

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 58 Grain Store  GlasgowScotlandReconstruction of Wire Works to Grain Store - date not known
Item 2 of 581895Dumbarton Central StationDumbarton DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 3 of 581899Kirklee BridgeKelvingrove GlasgowScotlandPrincipally responsible, as assistant at Formans & McCall
Item 4 of 58After 1902Bakery and Power StationWest Calder MidlothianScotland 
Item 5 of 58After 1902Balerno Board School and SchoolhouseBalerno MidlothianScotlandExtension
Item 6 of 58After 1902Cartha ClubhouseDumbreck GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 58After 1902ClubhouseJordanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 8 of 58After 1902ClubhouseMillportGreat CumbraeButeScotland 
Item 9 of 58After 1902ClubhouseSkelmorlie AyrshireScotland 
Item 10 of 58After 1902ClubhouseBellshill LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 58After 1902ClubhouseKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 12 of 58After 1902Conservative Club RoomsKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 13 of 58After 1902Fereneze Golf ClubhouseBarrhead RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 14 of 58After 1902Gartshore HouseTwechar DunbartonshireScotlandAddition to mansion, new gate lodge, entrance gates etc.
Item 15 of 58After 1902Infectious Diseases HospitalDrumshoreland MidlothianScotlandNew buildings?
Item 16 of 58After 1902Junior SchoolWest Calder MidlothianScotlandExtensions
Item 17 of 58After 1902Residence for Major HopeLenzie Dunbartonshire/LanarkshireScotland 
Item 18 of 58After 1902SchoolBlackburn West LothianScotland 
Item 19 of 58After 1902SchoolSeafield West LothianScotland 
Item 20 of 58After 1902SchoolMidcalder West LothianScotlandExtension
Item 21 of 58After 1902SchoolGavieside West LothianScotlandExtension
Item 22 of 58After 1902Senior SchoolWest Calder MidlothianScotlandExtensions
Item 23 of 58After 1902St David's Parish ChurchKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotlandNew chancel, vestry, ceiling/roof etc. added
Item 24 of 58After 1902Technical SchoolPumpherston West LothianScotland 
Item 25 of 58After 1902Terrace housesBroomhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 26 of 58After 1902Three villasGiffnock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 27 of 58After 1902Two villasBridge of Weir RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 28 of 58After 1902VillaMount Vernon GlasgowScotland 
Item 29 of 58After 1902VillaLenzie Dunbartonshire/LanarkshireScotland 
Item 30 of 58After 1902VillaBearsden GlasgowScotland 
Item 31 of 58After 1902VillaWest Calder MidlothianScotland 
Item 32 of 58After 1902Woodmuir SchoolWest Calder MidlothianScotlandExtension
Item 33 of 5819031-24 Marlborough Avenue  GlasgowScotland 
Item 34 of 5819033 St Leonard's Bank Perth PerthshireScotlandAddition of billiard room at rear
Item 35 of 581903Carnegie Public LibraryWest Calder MidlothianScotlandWon in competition
Item 36 of 581903Currie Board SchoolCurrie MidlothianScotlandWon competition
Item 37 of 581906Board SchoolLivingston Station West LothianScotland 
Item 38 of 581906Sandyhills Golf Club PavilionShettleston GlasgowScotland 
Item 39 of 581908Camp Coffee Works  GlasgowScotlandLarge three-storey addition
Item 40 of 58c. 1908Artist's house and studio for William PrattLenzie Dunbartonshire/LanarkshireScotland 
Item 41 of 581910St David's UF Church Hall and OfficesKirkintilloch DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 42 of 581913Autchterellon FarmRatho MidlothianScotlandAlso involved in some capacity
Item 43 of 581913Co-operative Society PremisesWest Calder West LothianScotland 
Item 44 of 581913Factory Block and Office for John Wallace and Son agricultural engineers  GlasgowScotlandThree storey building facing street and offices
Item 45 of 581913Thermotank Ventilating Company WorksSaltcoats GlasgowScotlandAdditions on Nethan Street
Item 46 of 58c. 1913Auchterellon Farm  AberdeenshireScotlandPlans including septic tank - in collaboration with Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid?
Item 47 of 58After 1924Houses, FauldhouseFauldhouse West LothianScotland 
Item 48 of 581930Bourock Parish ChurchBarrhead Renfrewshire  
Item 49 of 581930Scotstoun School  GlasgowScotland 
Item 50 of 581932Eastwood Parish ChurchPollokshaws GlasgowScotlandReconstruction
Item 51 of 581932StorrsWhitecraigs GlasgowScotland 
Item 52 of 581938Kelvin Club  GlasgowScotlandInterior work
Item 53 of 581938Whitecraigs Bowling Club  GlasgowScotland 
Item 54 of 581939Palais-de-DanseGovanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 55 of 581947House at TurnberryTurnberry AyrshireScotland 
Item 56 of 581948Buchanan's Confectionery Works  GlasgowScotlandProposed alterations to 33-51 Stewart Street and 3 Ann Street
Item 57 of 581948Johnston Premises, Albion Street and Ingrew Street   GlasgowScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 58 of 581951St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School  GlasgowScotlandProbably not involved


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 6RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 6RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 6Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p42
Item 5 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 6 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1926    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalAugust 1952 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary p388

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v23 no1841