Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Heiton (senior)
Born: c. 1793
Died: 8 August 1858
Bio Notes: Andrew Heiton Senior was born c.1793 and was one of three members of the Heiton of Darnick family who became architects, apparently through the influence of Sir Walter Scott with William Atkinson and Edward Blore, his architects at Abbotsford. Of these William and Francis worked for Blore, the former on Goodrich Court, Herefordshire from 1829 and the latter on Alupka, Crimea from 1832. Both died in 1833. Andrew may have worked for Atkinson as he was presumably clerk-of-works on Lord Kinnaird's Rossie estate when his son Andrew Heiton II was born at Inchture in 1823. Subsequently he settled in Perth and made his first recorded appearance as an architect when in association with William Stirling he undertook repairs to Forteviot Parish Church in 1830. Shortly thereafter he was commissioned to build Craighall Rattray, the earlier parts of which have similarities to Abbotsford. By the 1840s his principal clients were the railway companies.

Heiton married Janet Lorimer and had two sons who became architects. The elder, his father's namesake, was born in 1823 and sent to Burn & Bryce's office to gain wider experience. He returned in the early 1840s and was taken into partnership by his father in 1848 under the name A & A Heiton. The younger brother, Thomas Arthur Heiton, also worked in the practice. Margaret Heiton who was married to the architect George Gibson of Edinburgh may have been a niece of Andrew Heiton senior.

Andrew Heiton Senior died on 8 August 1858 at 4 York Place, Perth, leaving Andrew Heiton Junior to continue the practice as sole partner.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 14, York Place, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate 1858 

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 1A & A Heiton18481858Partner 

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 3Andrew Heiton (junior)c. 1838c. 1843Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Robert Arthur Lawsonc. 18481848Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3John Garvie1878(?)1883(?)Apprentice 

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 431830Parish Church of ForteviotForteviot PerthshireScotlandRepairs - jointly with William Stirling I and II
Item 2 of 43After 1830Craighall Rattray  PerthshireScotlandBulk of house
Item 3 of 431835Dunsinnan House, steading  PerthshireScotland 
Item 4 of 431838ManseCoupar Angus PerthshireScotland 
Item 5 of 431838Newhall Bridge, Taymouth Castle  PerthshireScotland 
Item 6 of 431838Rossie Priory, gatehouse  PerthshireScotlandRebuilding
Item 7 of 43c. 1838Garth HouseGlenlyon PerthshireScotland 
Item 8 of 431839SchoolhouseMethven PerthshireScotland 
Item 9 of 431840Redgorton Parish ChurchRedgorton PerthshireScotlandEnlargement based on previous scheme by William Stirling
Item 10 of 43c. 1841Stations for Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway and related cottages  Edinburgh to GlasgowScotland 
Item 11 of 431842St Martin's Parish Church  PerthshireScotland 
Item 12 of 431842St Martin's Parish ChurchSt Martins PerthshireScotland 
Item 13 of 431842Taylor's InstitutionCrieff PerthshireScotland 
Item 14 of 43c. 1846Stations for Scottish Central RailwayGreenhill to Perth Perthshire etcScotland 
Item 15 of 431847Auchterarder Free Church ManseAuchterarder PerthshireScotlandPlans dated 3 April 1847
Item 16 of 431847Pitcairngreen Free MansePerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 17 of 431847Railway stationErrol PerthshireScotlandHES attribution
Item 18 of 43c. 1847Belvedere HouseRedgorton PerthshireScotlandProbably as architect to the SMJR
Item 19 of 431848Ardgarth Farmhouse and SteadingArdgarth AngusScotlandAlterations
Item 20 of 431848BowerswellPerth PerthshireScotlandAttributed (HS); probably designed by Andrew Heiton Junior
Item 21 of 431848Stations for Scottish Midland Junction RailwayPerth to Forfar Perthshire/AngusScotland 
Item 22 of 431848Stirling StationStirling StirlingshireScotlandOriginal station
Item 23 of 43c. 1848Stations for Aberdeen/Scottish North Eastern RailwayForfar & Montrose to Aberdeen Angus/AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 24 of 431850Loyal HouseAlyth PerthshireScotland 
Item 25 of 43c. 1850Perth Joint StationPerth PerthshireScotlandCompleted Tite's station
Item 26 of 431851Fowlis Wester Churchyard, Monument to Rev James MaxtoneFowlis Wester PerthshireScotland 
Item 27 of 431851Perth BankBlairgowrie PerthshireScotlandDesigned original building - Perth Bank
Item 28 of 431852DunalistairFortingall PerthshireScotland 
Item 29 of 431853Findo Gask SchoolFindo Gask PerthshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 30 of 431854Blackford StationBlackford PerthshireScotland 
Item 31 of 431854Gas worksAberfeldy PerthshireScotland 
Item 32 of 431854Perth Joint StationPerth PerthshireScotlandAddition
Item 33 of 431854St John the Baptist RC ChurchPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 34 of 431855Burntisland Harbour, railway shedBurntisland FifeScotland 
Item 35 of 431855Cloan HouseAuchterarder PerthshireScotlandOriginal house or additions?
Item 36 of 431855Manse of Findo GaskFindo Gask PerthshireScotland 
Item 37 of 431855NewmilneSt Martins PerthshireScotland 
Item 38 of 431855Railway StationTayport FifeScotlandEngine shed
Item 39 of 431856Birnam StationBirnam PerthshireScotland 
Item 40 of 431856Drumearn, The RossComrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 41 of 431856Stirling Goods Shed for Scottish Central RailwayStirling StirlingshireScotland 
Item 42 of 431857Perth BankPerth PerthshireScotland 
Item 43 of 4328 September 1939Abdie ManseAbdie FifeScotlandReport recommending new manse


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Colvin, H M1995A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-18403rd editionNew Haven and London: Yale University Press 
Item 2 of 2Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Perth Sheriff Court Sc49/31/66

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Sheriff Court Records 49/31/66