Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Barbour
Born: 1834
Died: 5 May 1912
Bio Notes: James Barbour was born in 1834 in the parish of Dunscore, his twin brother being named Robert, later of the drapery firm of Barbour & Sons. Their father farmed at Shangan and was one of the founders of the Reformed Presbyterian Church at Dunscore later Craig United Free Church.

The twins went to school at Glenesslin and c.1848-49 James was articled to Walter Newall, architect and civil engineer in Dumfries (Barbour's obituary refers to 'Adam' Newall, but this may well be an error as Newall was unmarried and it is not known if he had a nephew of this name). About 1854 Barbour sought wider experience in an unrecorded Glasgow office: his early involvement in Newtonairds suggests that he may have had some connection with the architects of that house, Peddie & Kinnear.

In 1860 Barbour set up practice as architect and civil engineer at 27 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries which was house as well as office, and seems to have largely succeeded to the practice of Walter Newall who retired in or about that year and died in 1863. After some years he married the daughter of the Dumfries ironmonger James Halliday and at some point joined the Established Church becoming an elder at St Michael's. The practice moved to 134 High Street in 1866 and remained there until 1870. In that year he made a short-term move to 60 High Street but in 1871 Barbour acquired 33 (from 1898, 53) Buccleuch Street and then (1872) built St Christopher's, a fine Gothic villa at the corner of English Street and Hood's Loaning, for his own occupation. Its design was substantially repeated at Park House (built about the same date). At the time of Barbour's commencement of practice in 1860 his brother had already been in business as a draper in High Street for some years: he prospered, in 1878-79 commissioning his brother to design a large department store for him in Buccleuch Street when the High Street shop became too small.

In 1880 it appears that Barbour entered into a short-lived partnership with James Halliday and they established an office in Edinburgh at 51 York Place. Presumably this was formed to execute a particular job though this has not yet been traced.

The Barbours had two sons and a daughter. The elder brother trained with his father as a civil engineer, mainly on the several water schemes for which he was responsible, and emigrated to South Africa where he became engineer to the Corporation of Port Elizabeth. The younger son Robert, named after his uncle, was also apprenticed to his father. He became a partner in 1895 and assisted MacGibbon and Ross with their accounts of Kirkconnel Tower and Isle Castle but emigrated to New South Wales.

On his son's departure for Australia in 1896 Barbour recruited an assistant, John McLintock Bowie (b. 1871), who had been articled to Thomas Frame & Son of Alloa in 1886 and had remained with them as assistant until 1895 when he undertook a study tour in England and Scotland which extended into the following year. He became Barbour's assistant in spring 1896 and commenced practice on his own account in 1899, although still assisting Barbour with some projects; this arrangement lasted until 1892 when Barbour took him into partnership. Although now advanced in years Barbour remained active in the practice, particularly in respect of works of an antiquarian or ecclesiastical nature.

Barbour was one of the ablest Scottish architects in the provinces in the mid-19th century with an individual approach to Gothic best seen at the Cumberland Street Reformed Presbyterian Church in Glasgow, now unfortunately demolished. On 6 March 1866 he joined the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Scoiety and was later elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He became a distinguished archaeologist, his interests being reflected in the late Scots Gothic tracery proposed in the original 1876 scheme for Closeburn Church and repeated in his later churches. He excavated the Roman station at Birrens in the parish of Middlebie in 1895, the results being published jointly with Dr James Macdonald.

Barbour died of paralysis (probably a stroke) on 5 May 1912 while on holiday with his daughter in Harrogate, his library and collections being sold by Peter Stobie in November. His wife predeceased him on the same date nine years earlier, and his brother Robert some twenty months earlier in September 1910.

The practice was continued by Bowie who was elected FRIBA on 2 December 1907, his proposers being Neil Campbell Duff, Horatio Kelson Bromhead of Glasgow and Percivall Currey of London. He moved office from Buccleuch Street to 27 Castle Street in 1919, and in the same year took his former chief assistant David Robertson into partnership following the latter's return from war service. Robertson left in 1924, but another partner, C M Middleton, was taken on in 1940, the practice still retaining the style of Barbour & Bowie until 1946 when it was merged with that of M Purdon Smith, originally established in Lockerbie in 1922. Smith died in 1954 and Bowie in 1957.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 8Glasgow, ScotlandPrivatec. 1854Before 1860Sought experience in an unspecified Glasgow office
Item 2 of 827, Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandPrivate/business1860c. 1866(?) 
Item 3 of 8134, High Street, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandPrivate/business18661870 
Item 4 of 860, High Street, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandPrivate/business18701871 
Item 5 of 833, Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandBusiness18711898became number 53 in 1898
Item 6 of 8St Christopher's, English Street/Hood's Loaning, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandPrivate1872  
Item 7 of 851, York Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1880 *  
Item 8 of 853, Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandBusiness1898 previously known as number 33

* 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 4Walter Newallc. 1848c. 1854Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Barbour & Halliday1880   
Item 3 of 4James Barbour & Son18951896Partner 
Item 4 of 4Barbour & Bowie19021912Partner 

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 3Robert Barbour Before 1895ApprenticePartner from 1895
Item 2 of 3John McLintock BowieEarly 1896 AssistantBecame partner in 1899
Item 3 of 3James Barbour (junior)1900s * Apprentice 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 4041860Dalbeattie UP ChurchDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 2 of 4041860Viewfield CottageDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 3 of 4041860Villa   Scotland 
Item 4 of 4041861House at Westhill  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 5 of 4041861House, AeAe DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 6 of 4041861Houses, East Tinwald Estate  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 7 of 4041862Castle Douglas Town HallCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 8 of 4041862Drumpark  KirkcudbrightshireScotlandStables built
Item 9 of 4041862HouseBankend Dumfriesshire/KirkcudbrightshiScotland 
Item 10 of 4041863Shakespeare Street ChurchDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 11 of 4041863Shambellie HouseNew Abbey KirkcudbrightshireScotlandFitting out attics 1863 and porter's lodge and gateway 1863-5.
Item 12 of 4041863South Free ChurchDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 13 of 4041864Barjarg Tower  DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 14 of 4041864Gas Works HouseDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 15 of 4041864Gretna Police StationSpringfield DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 16 of 4041864House for SinclairMoffat DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 17 of 4041864Johnston UP ChurchEcclefechan DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 18 of 4041864Moniaive Police StationMoniaive DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 19 of 4041864NewtonairdDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAssociated earthworks.
Item 20 of 4041865Boarding School   Scotland 
Item 21 of 4041865Cleuch CottageCleuchead? DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 22 of 4041865House at Milnthird  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 23 of 4041865House for Mrs O'Neill   Scotland 
Item 24 of 4041865House for William MurrayMoffat DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 25 of 4041865Housing, Black Horse CloseDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 26 of 4041865March Hill   Scotland 
Item 27 of 4041865Maxwelltown Free ChurchDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 28 of 4041865Nether Keir  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 29 of 4041867Eastlands Industrial School   Scotland 
Item 30 of 4041867Glenesslin  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 31 of 4041867Lochend Free ChurchBeeswing KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 32 of 4041867Lockerbie Free Church ManseLockerbie DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations and new wing to earlier building
Item 33 of 4041867Portrack HouseHolywood DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 34 of 4041867Rammerscales House  DumfriesshireScotlandinternal alterations
Item 35 of 4041867Townhead UP ChurchDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 36 of 4041868Auchnage, Barjarg Estate  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 37 of 4041868Castle Douglas Parish ChurchCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotlandEnlargement and galleries
Item 38 of 4041868Cottage, NewtonairdsNewtonairds DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 39 of 4041868Cumberland Street Reformed Presbyterian Church  GlasgowScotlandChurch
Item 40 of 4041868GlenlairParton KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAdditions
Item 41 of 4041868House for R K Walker   Scotland 
Item 42 of 4041868House for William RaeMoffat DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 43 of 4041868Kirkmichael Police stationKirkmichael DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 44 of 4041868Laneside Cottage   Scotland 
Item 45 of 4041868Lockerbie Police StationLockerbie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 46 of 4041868Moffat Police StationMoffat DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 47 of 4041868Nethertown House  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 48 of 4041868NewtonairdDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 49 of 4041868Steelstova Cottage   Scotland 
Item 50 of 4041868The Drum, Barjarg Estate  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 51 of 4041868Waterbeck UP ChurchWaterbeck DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 52 of 4041869Barjarg Estate, hayshed at Laggan  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 53 of 4041869Ecclefechan UP ManseEcclefechan DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 54 of 4041869EllengowanDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 55 of 4041869House for Slatehouse   Scotland 
Item 56 of 4041869Maxwelltown ManseDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 57 of 4041869Mission Hall, MaxwelltownDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 58 of 4041869Queensberry HotelDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 59 of 4041870Barclay Farm   Scotland 
Item 60 of 4041870Castle Douglas UP ChurchCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 61 of 4041870Cottage at RosebankLockerbie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 62 of 4041870County Police BarracksDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandMain building
Item 63 of 4041870House at CowriggTorthorwald DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 64 of 4041870Lodge for W Hunter Arundel   Scotland 
Item 65 of 4041870Torthorwald ManseTorthorwald DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 66 of 4041871BurnockMoffat DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 67 of 4041871Colvend ManseColvend KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 68 of 4041871Drumpark Mains porter's lodge  KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 69 of 4041871HayshedBarjarg DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 70 of 4041871Hermitage FarmDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 71 of 4041871House for Mrs SloanSanquhar DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 72 of 4041871Kirkpatrick-Irongray Parish ChurchKirkpatrick-Irongray KirkcudbrightshireScotlandNew tower, windows and refurnishing.
Item 73 of 4041871Laurelbank House  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 74 of 4041871Moat HouseDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 75 of 4041871New Abbey Parish ChurchNew Abbey KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 76 of 4041871Plough HotelSt John's Town of Dalry KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 77 of 4041871Rosebank HouseLockerbie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 78 of 4041871TallowquhairnArbigland KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 79 of 4041872Amos HouseMoffat DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 80 of 4041872Auchencairn Farm  KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 81 of 4041872Cottage at KeltonKelton KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 82 of 4041872House for Maxwelltown (estate?)   Scotland 
Item 83 of 4041872Kipp HouseColvend KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations
Item 84 of 4041872Spottes Hall  KirkcudbrightshireScotlandRebuilding of east wing
Item 85 of 4041872St ChristophersDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 86 of 4041873Barjarg, barnBarjarg DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 87 of 4041873Captainton   Scotland 
Item 88 of 4041873Clydesdale BankLockerbie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 89 of 4041873Friars Carse HouseDunscore DumfriesshireScotlandRebuilding incorporating earlier house.
Item 90 of 4041873GlenleeNew Galloway KirkcudbrightshireScotlandCottages and gardener's cottage
Item 91 of 4041873Greenbog cottagesGreenbog? Morayshire?Scotland 
Item 92 of 4041873Hightae SchoolHightae DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 93 of 4041873House for C D Forbes   Scotland 
Item 94 of 4041873KinharvieNew Abbey KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAdditions?
Item 95 of 4041873Kirkgunzeon SchoolKirkgunzeon KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 96 of 4041873Preston SchoolKirkbean KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 97 of 4041873Terregles ManseTerregles KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 98 of 4041874AuchencheyneAuchencheyne DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 99 of 4041874BrighouseBorgue KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 100 of 4041874Buildings, Church Street and Bridge StreetDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 101 of 4041874Conhuith (Conheath) Farm  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 102 of 4041874Eaglesfield Police StationEaglesfield DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 103 of 4041874House at PoldeanPoldean DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 104 of 4041874Houses at HunterheckDumcrieff DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 105 of 4041874Houses for CaigDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 106 of 4041874Mission Hall, MaxwelltownMaxwelltown DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 107 of 4041874Police StationMiddlebie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 108 of 4041875Barjarg, gardener's cottageBarjarg DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 109 of 4041875Carruchan CottagesTroqueer KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 110 of 4041875Castle Douglas SchoolCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 111 of 4041875House for Davies   Scotland 
Item 112 of 4041875Kirkpatrick-Juxta Parish ChurchKirkpatrick-Juxta DumfriesshireScotlandRomanesque remodelling
Item 113 of 4041875Laurieknowe SchoolDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 114 of 4041875Lower PorterbellyTerregles KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 115 of 4041875Terregles Parish ChurchTerregles KirkcudbrightshireScotlandChoir renovated
Item 116 of 4041875Thomson and Allan's IronworksDumfries? DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 117 of 4041875Workmen's housesDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 118 of 4041876Cargen CottagesCargen KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 119 of 4041876Closeburn Parish Church  DumfriesshireScotlandFirst scheme with central tower. Second scheme (executed).
Item 120 of 4041876County Police BarracksDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandStores added
Item 121 of 4041876Dryfesdale Parish ChurchLockerbie DumfriesshireScotlandFirst church built
Item 122 of 4041876Gillesbie HouseBoreland DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 123 of 4041876House for John BairdLockerbie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 124 of 4041876Portrack HouseHolywood DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work
Item 125 of 4041876Royal BankEcclefechan DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 126 of 4041876St Mungo Parish ChurchKettleholm DumfriesshireScotlandConversion to a school
Item 127 of 4041877Annan Water SchemeAnnan DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 128 of 4041877Appin LodgeAppin DumfriesshireScotlandAlso cottage at Appin
Item 129 of 4041877Belzies, East Tinwald Estate  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 130 of 4041877BreckonsideDumcrieff DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 131 of 4041877Conheath House  DumfriesshireScotlandAddition of stables
Item 132 of 4041877Dumfries County BuildingsDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAddition of strong rooms
Item 133 of 4041877Glenhow farm building   Scotland 
Item 134 of 4041877Heathfield   Scotland 
Item 135 of 4041877Hermitage   Scotland 
Item 136 of 4041877Houses for Mr McLarin (?)Dalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 137 of 4041877Langholm drainage schemeLangholm DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 138 of 4041877New Abbey Mission HallNew Abbey KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 139 of 4041877OakridgeDumcrieff DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 140 of 4041877Raehills HouseJohnstonebridge DumfriesshireScotlandMinor additions and alterations
Item 141 of 4041877South Kilblain   Scotland 
Item 142 of 4041878Barnsoul cottagesBarnsoul DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 143 of 4041878Department Store for R Barbour & SonsDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 144 of 4041878Dumfries CaulDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 145 of 4041878Ecclefechan Police StationEcclefechan DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 146 of 4041878Glenlaugh, BarjargBarjarg DumfriesshireScotlandHouse and farmsteading?
Item 147 of 4041878Johnstone Parish ManseJohnstone DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations to outbuildings
Item 148 of 4041878Kirkpatrick-Irongray manseKirkpatrick-Irongray KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations
Item 149 of 4041878Mains, Kenmure Estate  Dumfriesshire?Scotland 
Item 150 of 4041878NewtonairdDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 151 of 4041878Portrack HouseHolywood DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work
Item 152 of 4041878Troskiehouse   Scotland 
Item 153 of 4041878Viewfield   Scotland 
Item 154 of 404c. 1878Marchfield HouseDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 155 of 4041879Barbush Farm SteadingBarbush DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 156 of 4041879Cottage at KellanKellan Argyll?Scotland 
Item 157 of 4041879Girthead farmhouse  KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 158 of 4041879Glenlee MainsGlenlee DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 159 of 4041879HillsideAnnan DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 160 of 4041879House at GoodhopeGoodhope DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 161 of 4041879Kirkmahoe Manse  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 162 of 4041879MaxwellfieldArbigland KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 163 of 4041879Slacks, East Tinwald Estate  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 164 of 4041880'For Kelton'Kirkcudbright KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 165 of 4041880Beattock CottagesBeattock DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 166 of 4041880Brocklehirst House  DumfriesshireScotlandDrawings dated
Item 167 of 4041880Estate work, AuchencairnAuchencairn KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 168 of 4041880House for DrummondMoffat DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 169 of 4041880House for Mrs MurrayLockerbie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 170 of 4041880Keir Parish ChurchKeirmill Village DumfriesshireScotlandRepairs, stair turret at tower, addition of chancel and vestry
Item 171 of 4041880MidparkDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandHouse doubled in size by addition of south wing
Item 172 of 4041880Mr Caig's HouseDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 173 of 4041880Penpont SchoolPenpont DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 174 of 4041880RockhallMouswald DumfriesshireScotlandInternal remodelling
Item 175 of 4041880Shinnelwood HouseTynron DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 176 of 4041880Steilston EstateHolywood DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 177 of 4041880Teacher's HouseCorrie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 178 of 4041880Two MerklandAuchencairn KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 179 of 4041880Upper Kirkcudbright  KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 180 of 4041881Barnbarroch SchoolWhauphill WigtownshireScotland 
Item 181 of 4041881Beattock House LodgeBeattock DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 182 of 4041881Dumfries and Galloway ClubDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandProposed improvements - perhaps not executed
Item 183 of 4041881House for Mrs McJanetMoffat DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 184 of 4041881Johnstone Parish ChurchJohnstonebridge DumfriesshireScotlandRefurnishing of church
Item 185 of 4041881Moffat Assembly Room and BathsMoffat DumfriesshireScotlandEnlargement and reconstruction
Item 186 of 4041881New Mains   Scotland 
Item 187 of 4041881Sanquhar Public HallSanquhar DumfriesshireScotlandPossible work on Pearson building- perhaps sorting something that went worng or perhaps competition design
Item 188 of 4041882Chapelton   Scotland 
Item 189 of 4041882Hope LodgeMoffat DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 190 of 4041882Lockerbie Police StationLockerbie DumfriesshireScotlandAdditions?
Item 191 of 4041882Old Station HotelDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 192 of 4041882Rosebank HouseLockerbie DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work
Item 193 of 4041882Sanquhar Police StationSanquhar DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 194 of 4041882St Ninian'sMoffat DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 195 of 4041882Wallace Hall AcademyCloseburn DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 196 of 4041883Abbey FarmHolywood DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 197 of 4041883Dr Grierson's MuseumThornhill DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 198 of 4041883House at PenpontPenpont DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 199 of 4041883Millhill (Farm?)   Scotland 
Item 200 of 4041883Moniaive SchoolMoniaive DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 201 of 4041883Schoolmaster's HouseKirkgunzeon KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 202 of 4041883Shambellie Grange  KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 203 of 4041884Applegarth Parish ChurchApplegarth DumfriesshireScotlandDesign for remodelling
Item 204 of 4041884Auchencheyne ManseAuchencheyne DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 205 of 4041884Balmaclellan ChurchBalmaclellan KirkcudbrightshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 206 of 4041884Barrhill   Scotland 
Item 207 of 4041884Dornock Parish ChurchDornock DumfriesshireScotlandTower and refurnishing
Item 208 of 4041884Glencairn Church  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 209 of 4041884GracefieldDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAdditions
Item 210 of 4041884House for Mr Henderson   Scotland 
Item 211 of 4041884Morton Parish ChurchThornhill DumfriesshireScotlandProbably work to accommodate organ which was installed 1886
Item 212 of 4041885Cassalands feusDumfries? DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 213 of 4041885Nether Keir   Scotland 
Item 214 of 4041885Premises, English Street / Newmarket StreetDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 215 of 40418861-6 Johnstone Cottages, Johnstone ParkDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 216 of 4041886AuchenfrancoAuchenfranco DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 217 of 4041886Breconside Farm Steading  Dumfriesshire?Scotland 
Item 218 of 4041886Cottages for Johnston's Trust   Scotland 
Item 219 of 4041886Dunscore Police StationDunscore DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 220 of 4041886Kirkcudbright AcademyKirkcudbright KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 221 of 4041886Moat of AuchenfrancoAuchenfranco DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 222 of 4041886Troqueer Parish ChurchDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 223 of 4041887'Town house' for Mr Curie   Scotland 
Item 224 of 4041887Craig ManseDunscore DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 225 of 4041887Mission Hall, DornockDornock DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 226 of 404188828-29 Church StreetDumfries? Dumfriesshire?Scotland 
Item 227 of 4041888Auchen CastleKirkpatrick-Juxta DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 228 of 4041888House for DobieCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 229 of 4041888House for McConnelEcclefechan DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 230 of 4041888House for WardhaughCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 231 of 4041888Premises, 34-38 High StreetDumfries? Dumfriesshire?Scotland 
Item 232 of 4041888Tongland Mission HallTongland KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 233 of 4041888Work (or property?) for DobieCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 234 of 4041889Kirkmahoe Parish ChurchKirkmahoe DumfriesshireScotlandRefitting
Item 235 of 4041889Woodcroft, Kirkconnel EstateKirkconnel DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 236 of 404189068-74 Queensberry Street and Loveburn StreetDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 237 of 4041890Castle Douglas Parish ChurchCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotlandTall tower added
Item 238 of 4041890Millbrae, MaxwelltownDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 239 of 404c. 1890Borgue Parish ChurchBorgue KirkcudbrightshireScotlandInternal alterations - HS attribution
Item 240 of 4041891Annan Public SchoolsAnnan DumfriesshireScotlandAdditions - is this additions that were built in 1895?
Item 241 of 4041891Benedictine Convent of the Perpetual Adoration, Corbelly HillDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandSW boarding house wing
Item 242 of 4041891House for Dr GrangeDumfries? Dumfriesshire?Scotland 
Item 243 of 4041891Marchhill   Scotland 
Item 244 of 4041891Polharrow SchoolKells KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 245 of 4041891Ryemuir stables   Scotland 
Item 246 of 4041891St Andrews SchoolDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 247 of 4041892Carnsalloch HouseKirkmahoe DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations to south wing
Item 248 of 4041892Dumfries BridgeDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandWidening - with Sir William Arrol, engineer
Item 249 of 4041892FirthheadDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 250 of 4041892Larriston (Laurieston)  KirkcudbrightshireScotlandExecuted design by Sydney Mitchell
Item 251 of 4041892Morton Mission HallMorton DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 252 of 4041892Newfield Farm House   Scotland 
Item 253 of 4041892St John's Town of Dalry Town HallSt John's Town of Dalry KirkcudbrightshireScotlandEnlargement and complete remodelling of earlier building (executed 1895-97)
Item 254 of 4041892Workmen's housesKirkconnel DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 255 of 4041893Balmaghie Parish ChurchBalmaghie KirkcudbrightshireScotlandlevel of tower lowered and re-roofed
Item 256 of 4041893Buittle ManseBuittle KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 257 of 4041893Caerlaverock Parish ChurchBankend DumfriesshireScotlandInterior recast, new roof and porches
Item 258 of 4041893Dalbeattie Public SchoolDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 259 of 4041893Glasgow Street SchoolDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 260 of 4041893Lochside, drainage   Scotland 
Item 261 of 4041893Orroland HouseDundrennan KirkcudbrightshireScotlandPorch and alterations
Item 262 of 4041893Parish HallThornhill DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 263 of 4041893Property of James Henderson   ScotlandSurvey only?
Item 264 of 4041893St Andrews RC Church, Sisters' HouseDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 265 of 4041893St Andrews SchoolDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work
Item 266 of 4041894Forest FarmDalswinton DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 267 of 4041895Crawfordjohn ManseCrawfordjohn LanarkshireScotland 
Item 268 of 4041895Dalbeattie ManseDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 269 of 4041895House at Hazelbrook, MaxwelltownDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 270 of 4041895St Andrews SchoolDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work
Item 271 of 4041895Townfoot FarmGlengaber SelkirkshireScotlandWith Bowie as assisitant
Item 272 of 4041896Annan District Water SupplyAnnan DumfriesshireScotlandWith Bowie as assistant
Item 273 of 4041896Cottage at PalmerstonPalmerston  ScotlandWith Bowie as assistant
Item 274 of 4041896Cottage villa at OrrolandDundrennan KirkcudbrightshireScotlandWith Bowie as assistant
Item 275 of 4041896Dairy, Auchen CastleKirkpatrick-Juxta DumfriesshireScotlandWith Bowie as assistant
Item 276 of 4041896GreensandsDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandWith Bowie as assistant
Item 277 of 4041896Offices at ElmbankElmbank RoxburghshireScotlandWith Bowie as assistant
Item 278 of 4041896The FlatsDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotlandWith Bowie as assistant
Item 279 of 4041896Townfoot FarmGlengaber SelkirkshireScotlandFurther work
Item 280 of 4041896Troqueer ChurchyardTroqueer DumfriesshireScotlandWith Bowie as assistant
Item 281 of 4041897Kirkconnel Police StationKirkconnel DumfriesshireScotlandWith Bowie as assistant
Item 282 of 4041897Mains, The Hills Farm   ScotlandWith Bowie as assistant
Item 283 of 4041898Laurieknowe School, MaxwelltownDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandWith Bowie as assistant
Item 284 of 4041898Standard Printing WorksDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandWith Bowie as assistant
Item 285 of 4041898Tinwald Parish ChurchTinwald DumfriesshireScotlandWith Bowie as assistant Gothicisation of church
Item 286 of 4041899? Park, AnnanAnnan DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 287 of 4041899Crichton SchoolSanquhar DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 288 of 4041899Dalbeattie Public SchoolDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotlandNew block (with Bowie as assistant)
Item 289 of 4041899Kinmount HouseAnnan DumfriesshireScotlandBalustraded parapets, conservatory etc added and stables remodelled
Item 290 of 4041899Laurieknowe School, MaxwelltownDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work
Item 291 of 4041899Martingarth, KirkconnelKirkconnel DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 292 of 4041899Ruthwell School HouseRuthwell DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 293 of 4041899St Andrews RC Pro-CathedralDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 294 of 4041899Terregles Parish ChurchTerregles KirkcudbrightshireScotland Red tiled roof and west and south east porches added. Interior completely refitted
Item 295 of 4041899Tundergarth Parish ChurchTundergarth DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 296 of 4041899Villa in Old Edinburgh Road   Scotland 
Item 297 of 4041900Annandale Dairy Company  Dundee/DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 298 of 4041900Auchencruft Farm, Carnsalloch EstateKirkmahoe DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 299 of 4041900Buittle Parish ChurchBuittle KirkcudbrightshireScotlandChancel and vestry added
Item 300 of 4041900Comlongon Castle and mansion houseComlongon DumfriesshireScotlandGeneral idea (details by John McLintock Bowie)
Item 301 of 4041900Eskdale Infectious Diseases Hospital  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 302 of 4041900Firthhead stablesDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 303 of 4041900House at CraigdarrochCraigdarroch DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 304 of 4041900Irving Street Congregational ChurchDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 305 of 4041900Kirkgunzeon SchoolKirkgunzeon KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations
Item 306 of 4041900Kirkpatrick-Irongray manseKirkpatrick-Irongray KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations
Item 307 of 4041900Lann Hall  DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 308 of 4041900Lochmaben Parish ChurchLochmaben DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations to accommodate organ installed 1903
Item 309 of 4041900Main Street School, KirkconnelKirkconnel DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 310 of 4041900Post OfficeDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotlandDesign drawn but not executed
Item 311 of 4041900Premises, East Morton Street/South Drumlanrig StreetThornhill DumfriesshireScotlandDate from Barbour catalogue
Item 312 of 4041900Rosebank gate lodgeLockerbie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 313 of 4041900Rosebank HouseLockerbie DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work
Item 314 of 4041900Ruthwell water supply  DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 315 of 4041900Sanquhar SchoolSanquhar DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 316 of 4041900Tinwald Parish ManseTinwald DumfriesshireScotlandRenovation and addition to rear
Item 317 of 4041900Underwood stables   Scotland 
Item 318 of 404c. 1900Glenluart, house, lodge and stablesMoniaive DumfriesshireScotlandActed as supervising architect
Item 319 of 4041902Kirkpatrick-Irongray Parish ChurchKirkpatrick-Irongray KirkcudbrightshireScotlandWork at churchyard
Item 320 of 4041902Lockerbie Police StationLockerbie DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work
Item 321 of 4041902Newlands HouseKirkmahoe DumfriesshireScotlandExtensive additions
Item 322 of 4041902Newlands, gardener's cottageNewlands DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 323 of 4041902Premises for MacaraMoniaive DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 324 of 4041904Brydekirk waterworksAnnan DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 325 of 4041904Colvend ChurchColvend KirkcudbrightshireScotlandDesign drawn - presumably not executed
Item 326 of 4041904Corbieton  KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 327 of 4041904Cowhill TowerHolywood DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 328 of 4041904Crichton Royal Institution, Low LodgeDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 329 of 4041904Crichton Royal Institution, Upper Brownhall LodgeDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 330 of 4041904Dumfries and Galloway Royal InfirmaryDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations with Bowie as assistant
Item 331 of 4041904Dumfries Sheriff CourtDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 332 of 4041904House for William RaeMoffat DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work
Item 333 of 4041904Irving Street Congregational ChurchDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandReroofing and redecoration
Item 334 of 4041904Middlebie ManseMiddlebie DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations to recessed wings
Item 335 of 4041904Middlebie Parish ChurchMiddlebie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 336 of 4041904Moffat Police StationMoffat DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work
Item 337 of 4041904Morton Parish ChurchThornhill DumfriesshireScotlandAddition of vestry
Item 338 of 4041904Premises for T & W CarlyleDumfries? DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 339 of 4041905Anwoth Parish ChurchAnwoth KirkcudbrightshireScotlandNew roof, furnishing and gallery
Item 340 of 4041905BengairnCastle Douglas (near) KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAdditions
Item 341 of 4041905Chicken's BakeryDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 342 of 4041905Cottage at NewlandsNewlands DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 343 of 4041905Hardgate SchoolHaugh of Urr KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 344 of 4041905High TownheadsDalswinton DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 345 of 4041905Noble Hill   Scotland 
Item 346 of 4041905Ruthwell Parish ChurchRuthwell DumfriesshireScotlandRecasting of building
Item 347 of 4041905St Bride's MansionSt Bride's PembrokeshireWalesExtensive additions, including new water pumping and drainage scheme, electric light etc.
Item 348 of 4041905Stables (for Rotchell House?)Maxwelltown, Dumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 349 of 4041905Villa, Gillespie RoadColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 350 of 4041906Allanton Mansion HouseAuldgirth (near) DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations/additions?
Item 351 of 4041906Dalbeattie Primary SchoolDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 352 of 4041906Ecclefechan water supplyEcclefechan DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 353 of 4041906Foxwood   Scotland 
Item 354 of 4041906Gretna Parish ChurchGretna DumfriesshireScotlandDesigns for alterations
Item 355 of 4041906High LawLockerbie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 356 of 4041906Industrial SchoolDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAdditions
Item 357 of 4041906KinharvieNew Abbey KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations
Item 358 of 4041906Luffness HouseDrem East LothianScotlandAddition - billiard room
Item 359 of 4041906OvertonNew Galloway KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 360 of 4041906T Biggar & Sons StoresDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 361 of 4041906Torthorwald ManseTorthorwald DumfriesshireScotlandAdditions
Item 362 of 4041906Wallace Hall AcademyCloseburn DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work
Item 363 of 4041907KinharvieNew Abbey KirkcudbrightshireScotlandFurther alterations
Item 364 of 4041907Mansion HouseDumfries (near) DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 365 of 4041907School for BoysDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 366 of 40419085 Portland Place, MaxwelltownDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 367 of 4041908Eaglesfield water supplyMiddlebie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 368 of 4041908Free ChurchDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 369 of 4041908Thornhill Police stationThornhill DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 370 of 4041909Closeburn SchoolCloseburn DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 371 of 4041909CraigBalmaclellan KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 372 of 4041909Dalbeattie Public SchoolDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotlandNew block
Item 373 of 4041909Free ChurchDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work
Item 374 of 4041909Friars Carse HouseDunscore DumfriesshireScotlandAddition
Item 375 of 4041909GlaistersCorsock KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 376 of 4041909House, Albert RoadDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 377 of 4041909Kells Parish ChurchNew Galloway KirkcudbrightshireScotlandRemodelling
Item 378 of 4041909Moat House Hostel   Scotland 
Item 379 of 4041909Wallace Hall AcademyCloseburn DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 380 of 4041910133 High StreetDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 381 of 4041910Borgue AcademyBorgue KirkcudbrightshireScotlandRemodelling and enlargement
Item 382 of 4041910Buccleuch BuildingsDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 383 of 4041910Clarencefield Police StationClarencefield DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 384 of 4041910House at DrumstinchallDrumstinchall KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations
Item 385 of 4041910Mabie HouseCargen Bridge (near) KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations and additions, including probably porch and bay windows
Item 386 of 4041910MidsteepleDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandRestoration. Appears to be by Barbour alone rather than Barbour and Bowie
Item 387 of 4041910Premises, East Morton Street/South Drumlanrig StreetThornhill DumfriesshireScotlandDate from drawings in NMRS survey of private collections
Item 388 of 4041911Corbieton FarmCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 389 of 4041911Dumfries and Galloway Royal InfirmaryDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 390 of 4041911Glenae HouseAmisfield (near) DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 391 of 4041911Kingholm QuayDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandUnspecified work
Item 392 of 4041911Neptune ParkKirkcudbright KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 393 of 4041911New Abbey Parish ChurchNew Abbey KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations
Item 394 of 4041911Nurse's CottageDunscore DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 395 of 4041911Premises for T & W CarlyleDumfries? DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work
Item 396 of 4041911Wesleyan Methodist ChurchCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations
Item 397 of 4041912Assembly RoomsDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations
Item 398 of 4041912BeechwoodKirkcudbright KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 399 of 4041912Free Church houseDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 400 of 4041912Hermitage FarmDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations? New building?
Item 401 of 4041912InstituteMaxwelltown DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 402 of 4041912Kirkmichael House  DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 403 of 4041912Rosefield MillsDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 404 of 4041912St Andrews RC Pro-CathedralDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Presspp106-7
Item 2 of 2Wolffe, Antony C1996James Barbour architect, civil engineer and archaeologist Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society, Vol LXX1 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Dumfries Standard and Advertiser8 May 1912