Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Edgar Gauld
Born: 1871
Died: 4 September 1965
Bio Notes: William Edgar Gauld of Aberdeen was born in 1871, son of a stonemason and builder. He attended classes ar Gray's School of Art from 1886-1889. He was articled to Matthews & Mackenzie in July 1888 and remained as their senior assistant after completing his apprenticeship. He passed the qualifying exam in 1894 and was admitted ARIBA on 11 March 1895, proposed by Alexander Ross, William Laidlaw Carruthers and Arthur Cates. In 1895 he was appointed assistant architect to the Great North of Scotland Railway. He commenced practice on his own account in Aberdeen in 1899 and opened a branch office in Fraserburgh before 1913. He was admitted FRIBA on 9 June 1913, his proposers being Alexander Marshall Mackenzie, Arthur Clyne and Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth. (William Edgar Gauld was fined for dangerous driving on 3 February 1924. He ran into a flock of sheep on the road from Aberdeen to Fraserburgh).

Gauld later served on the Council of the Aberdeen Society of Architects, of which he was Vice-President c.1930. He died on 4 September 1965 at the age of 94.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 533, Hamilton Place, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate18861889Address of his parents where he stayed while attending classes at Gray's
Item 2 of 511a, Dee Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1913 *  
Item 3 of 518, Dennyduff Road, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate1913 *  
Item 4 of 5Saltoun Chambers, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandBusiness1913 *  
Item 5 of 519, Diamond Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1930 *After 1939 

* 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 3Matthews & Mackenzie18881893 or 1894Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Matthews & Mackenzie1893 or 18941895Senior Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Great North of Scotland Railway Company Architect's Department1895c. 1899Assistant Architect 

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 1Alexander BlackMarch 1924After August 1930Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6William Laidlaw Carruthers11 March 1895for Associateship
Item 2 of 6Arthur Cates11 March 1895for Associateship
Item 3 of 6Arthur Clyne9 June 1913for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Alexander Marshall Mackenzie9 June 1913for Fellowship
Item 5 of 6Alexander Ross11 March 1895for Associateship
Item 6 of 6Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth9 June 1913for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 13Alexander BlackEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 13James Crane Cruickshank10 October 1930for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 13William Campbell Davidson1910for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 13Alexander Ellis Diack4 December 1911for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 13William Dalton IronsideLate 1930for Associateship
Item 6 of 13James Lowson4 December 1911for Licentiateship
Item 7 of 13(Captain) Douglas Stuart McMillanLate 1930for Licentiateship
Item 8 of 13(Captain) Douglas Stuart McMillanMid 1931for Fellowship
Item 9 of 13George Angus MitchellLate 1921for Associateship
Item 10 of 13Robert Primrose Morris5 December 1927for Associateship
Item 11 of 13James Brown Nicol5 July 1924for Fellowship
Item 12 of 13Duthie RitchieLate 1928 or early 1929for Associateship
Item 13 of 13William Alexander Wood5 December 1927For Associateship

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 301899Free North Church  AberdeenScotlandGothic design
Item 2 of 301900House on Whitehall Place for Edgar Gauld  AberdeenScotland 
Item 3 of 301900West End Café  AberdeenScotland 
Item 4 of 301901Two Houses on Cranford Road for J Malcolm  AberdeenScotland 
Item 5 of 301902Banchory Devenick ChurchBanchory Devenick KincardineshireScotlandRestoration
Item 6 of 301903Desswood Place, Two Houses for Edgar Gauld  AberdeenScotland 
Item 7 of 301903Greyfriars Buildings  AberdeenScotlandRebuilding
Item 8 of 301903KensitStonehaven KincardineshireScotland 
Item 9 of 301903Nordrach-on-Dee HospitalBanchory Aberdeenshire/KincardineshireScotlandNurses' home
Item 10 of 301903Six cottages  AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 301904Desswood Place, Two Houses for Edgar Gauld  AberdeenScotland 
Item 12 of 301904Gladstone Place, House for Alex Kynoch  AberdeenScotland 
Item 13 of 301904North UF Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 14 of 301904Whitehall Road, Two Houses for J Thomson  AberdeenScotland 
Item 15 of 301905Cranford Road, Northeast side for J Malcolm  AberdeenScotland 
Item 16 of 301905Whitehall Road, Two Houses for Edgar Gauld  AberdeenScotland 
Item 17 of 301905Whitehall Road, Two Houses for Edgar Gauld  AberdeenScotland 
Item 18 of 301906HouseLumsden AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 19 of 301906SchoolMonymusk AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 20 of 301906Skene Street Congregational Church  AberdeenScotlandAlterations
Item 21 of 301906UP ChurchJohnshaven KincardineshireScotlandRenovation
Item 22 of 301918Saw Mill, Sinclair Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 23 of 301918Store North Esplanade  AberdeenScotland 
Item 24 of 301920Aberdeen District Housing Scheme  AberdeenScotland 
Item 25 of 301920Banchory Housing SchemeBanchory KincardineshireScotland 
Item 26 of 301921Three blocks of houses for County CouncilNew Machar AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 27 of 301925Bungalow for J Statham, Royfold Crescent   AberdeenScotland 
Item 28 of 301926Two Semi-detached Bungalows, Craigie ParkCraigie Park AberdeenScotland 
Item 29 of 301932Torry United Free ChurchTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 30 of 301935YMCA Headquarters  AberdeenScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Daily Free Press3 February 1924   

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 v13 p9 (microfiche 58/E7); F v22 no1507 (microfilm reel 13)