Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Fraser
Died: 1870
Bio Notes: Alexander Fraser was a pupil of Walter McGowan of Dumfries, and subsequently worked with John Burnet in Glasgow as an assistant before commencing practice on his own account in Dumfries in the mid-1850s, where he secured the business of the National Bank in the Dumfries, Galloway and South Lanarkshire area. He was accomplished in both Italian Renaissance and Gothic. He died in 1870. His will was registered on 18 June 1870.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1131, High Street, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, ScotlandBusiness1864 *  

* 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 2John Burnet (senior)Mid 185MMid 1850sAssistant 
Item 2 of 2William McGowanMid 185MMid 185MApprentice 

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 131858St Andrews RC Pro-CathedralDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandAddition of spire
Item 2 of 131859Mechanics InstituteDumfries DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 3 of 131861Dwelling-house Hills PropertyLochrutton DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 4 of 131861National Bank of Scotland, Dumfries BranchDumfries DumfriesshireScotlandOriginal building
Item 5 of 131863National Bank of Scotland, Biggar BranchBiggar LanarkshireScotland 
Item 6 of 131863National Bank of Scotland, Castle Douglas BranchCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotlandNew premises and houses
Item 7 of 131863National Bank of Scotland, Langholm BranchLangholm DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 8 of 131864Holywood Parish ChurchHolywood DumfriesshireScotlandInternal remodelling
Item 9 of 131864National Bank of Scotland, Inveraray BranchInveraray ArgyllScotland 
Item 10 of 131864National Bank of Scotland, Lochmaben BranchLochmaben DumfriesshireScotlandRepairs
Item 11 of 131865Easton Mechanics InstituteLockerbie DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 12 of 131865Langholm Police StationLangholm DumfriesshireScotland 
Item 13 of 131869Kirkgunzeon Parish ChurchKirkgunzeon KirkcudbrightshireScotlandAlterations and new porches


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 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 3 of 3Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Dumfries Sheriff Court SC15/41/14