Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Barbour
Bio Notes: Robert Barbour was the younger of the two sons of James Barbour, architect, of Dumfries, and his wife, who was the daughter of the Dumfries ironmonger James Halliday. Named after his uncle,Robert was articled to his father and became a partner in 1895. He assisted MacGibbon & Ross with their accounts of Kirkconnel Tower and Isle Castle but emigrated to New South Wales in 1896.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 233, Buccleuch Street, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 18951896 
Item 2 of 2New South Wales, AustraliaPrivate1896  

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 2James Barbour Before 1895ApprenticePartner from 1895
Item 2 of 2James Barbour & Son18951896Partner 

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 1William A MacKinnell (or Mackinnel)After 1895Before 1930AssistantUncertain is he was assistant or partner of James Barbour.

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 31895Crawfordjohn ManseCrawfordjohn LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 31895Dalbeattie ManseDalbeattie KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 3 of 31895St Andrews SchoolDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandFurther work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1Wolffe, Antony C1996James Barbour architect, civil engineer and archaeologist Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society, Vol LXX1