Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Goldie
Born: 9 June 1828
Died: 1 March 1887
Bio Notes: George Goldie was born in York on 9 June 1828 and was a grandson of Joseph Bonomi. He was educated at St Cuthberts College, Ushaw and articled to John Gray Weightman and Matthew Ellison Hadfield in Sheffield from 1845 to 1850 when he became a partner. He was admitted ARIBA on 13 June 1853.

In 1858 Weightman withdrew to practise alone, Hadfield and Goldie remaining in partnership with offices in both Sheffield and London until the close of 1860. Goldie then practised alone until 1867 when Charles Edwin Child, born 1843 was taken into partnership. Child never sought admittance to the RIBA and information on him is slight. In 1880 Goldie's son Edward, born in Sheffield in 1856 and also educated at Ushaw was taken into partnership shortly after the end of his apprenticeship, which commenced in 1875. He did not seek admittance to the RIBA until 1904.

George Goldie died at St Servan, Brittany on 1 March 1887 and was buried at St Jouan des Guerets; Child died in 1911 and Edward Goldie in 1921.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 7Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandPrivate/business   
Item 2 of 744, Parliament Street, Westminster, London, EnglandBusiness18581861 
Item 3 of 79, King Street, London, EnglandBusiness1861  
Item 4 of 734, Gloucester Place, London, EnglandBusiness18621865 
Item 5 of 79, Kensington Square, London, EnglandBusiness18721887 
Item 6 of 710, Kensington Square, London, EnglandBusiness18901892 
Item 7 of 7Upper Phillimore Place, London, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1914 *  

* 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 4Weightman & Hadfield18451850ApprenticeThereafter partner.
Item 2 of 4Weightman & Hadfield1850 or 18511858Partner 
Item 3 of 4Hadfield & Goldie18581860Partner 
Item 4 of 4Goldie & Child1867 Partner 

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 251856St Mary's RC Church and presbyteryLanark LanarkshireScotlandChurch - also marble altar
Item 2 of 251857Crimean MonumentSheffield YorkshireEnglandCompetition design - placed second
Item 3 of 251859St Edward's RC ChurchClifford YorkshireScotlandAddition of tower
Item 4 of 251859St John the Evangelist RC Church and PresbyteryFetternear AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 5 of 251859St Mary's RC SchoolLanark LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 251860Sacred Heart RC ChurchGirvan AyrshireScotland 
Item 7 of 251861Church of St Mungo Greenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 8 of 251861St Mary's RC Church and PresbyteryGreenock RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 9 of 251862RC Church of Our Lady of the AngelsMingarry Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 10 of 251865St Ignatius RC ChurchWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 251865St Mary's RC Church  GlasgowScotlandArcades inserted, new ceiling
Item 12 of 251866RC Church of Our Lady and St JosephSelkirk SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 251866St Mungo RC Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 251867St John the Evangelist RC ChurchCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 15 of 251870St Mary's RC Church  GlasgowScotlandRemodelled sanctuary
Item 16 of 25c. 1870St Mary's Redemptionist Monastery and Church, KinnoullPerth PerthshireScotlandDesign of angels of reredos, as part of the Heiton work
Item 17 of 251871St Andrews RC Pro-CathedralDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandEnlargement
Item 18 of 251872RC Church of Our Lady and St AndrewGalashiels SelkirkshireScotlandWest end completed under HopeScott and George Goldie's supervision
Item 19 of 251872St Joseph's RC Church  GlasgowScotlandFašade moved to street line, baptistery built etc
Item 20 of 251875Our Lady and St Ninian RC ChurchNewton Stewart WigtownshireScotland 
Item 21 of 251877St Joseph's RC Church  GlasgowScotlandChurch overhauled
Item 22 of 251877St Margaret's Convent of the Ursulines of Jesus  EdinburghScotlandLady Chapel Reredos, executed by Earp
Item 23 of 251877St Margaret's RC ChurchAyr AyrshireScotlandAddition of short transepts with round windows
Item 24 of 251878St Margaret's RC ChurchLoanhead MidlothianScotland 
Item 25 of 25After 1900St David's RC ChurchDalkeith MidlothianScotlandDecoration of chancel and Lady Chapel


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, M, MacInnes, R and MacKechnie, A1996A History of Scottish Architecture   
Item 3 of 3Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p136

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder5 March 1887  p367
Item 2 of 3Building News4 March 1887  p314
Item 3 of 3RIBA Proceedings1887ns v9 pp357, 387

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 A v2 (missing)