Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Marr
Born: c. 1846
Died: 3 October 1899
Bio Notes: George Marr was born about 1846, the son of George Marr, inspector of the poor, architect and surveyor and his wife Isobel. The older Marr practised as an architect and surveyor at Chapelhall of Udny from at least 1855, concentrating almost exclusively on school and farm work. The younger Marr seems to have joined his father in the 1860s and is also described as architect and surveyor. The practice moved to Ellon about that time, the name changing to G & G Marr in 1872.

In the summer of 1878, Marr (perhaps after the retirement of the older Marr) was taken into partnership by the Aberdeen civil engineer George Gordon Jenkins (though there is evidence that G & G Marr was still in operation in August of that year). Throughout their early careers, the work of Jenkins & Marr was of a simple and strictly practical nature, but with Mannofield Church (1882), for which an experienced assistant was probably brought into the practice, it moved to a rather higher plane.

In the earlier 1880s Jenkins & Marr formed a loose partnership with William Davidson of Ellon, which lasted at least until the late 1890s.

Marr died intestate on 3 October 1899 though his moveable and heritable estate amounted to £9,411 11s. He was married to Williamina Barbara Ogg but she died young on 5 February 1881. He never remarried. In Marr's obituary it is reported that he had a 'special acquaintance with designing papermills'.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Ellon, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 642, Bon Accord Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate(?) 1899 
Item 3 of 6Chapelhall of Udny, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandBusiness1855  
Item 4 of 6115, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1878 *  
Item 5 of 616, Bridge Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessBefore 18801899 
Item 6 of 628, Crown Street, Old Machar, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1881 *  

* 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 2G & G Marr1872Mid 1878Partner 
Item 2 of 2Jenkins & MarrMid 18781899Partner 

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 149 DrumnageskBrackley AberdeenshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 2 of 149 Steading, Upper CrichieUpper Crichie AberdeenshireScotlandDate unknown
Item 3 of 1491855Newbury GranaryNewbury    
Item 4 of 1491856House and ShopOld Meldrum / Oldmeldrum AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 5 of 149c. 1860Buildings at Mains of CrichieMains of Chichie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 6 of 149c. 1860Mains of Dudwick  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 7 of 1491862New Manse of ShielsBelhelvie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 8 of 1491863Mains of AuchleuchriesCruden AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 9 of 1491864Cookston, with walls and lodgeEllon AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 10 of 1491864South Upper BarrackNew Deer AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 11 of 1491865Upper Mains of West CrichieWest Crichie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 12 of 1491866Maule MonumentCraig of Migvie AngusScotlandUncertain attribution; see Notes
Item 13 of 1491867Udny Parish School, Udny Green and schoolhouseUdny AberdeenshireScotlandCasket buried in foundation stone, 24 August 1867
Item 14 of 1491870Mains of BarrackNew Deer AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 15 of 1491872Church and Manse, LonmayLonmay AberdeenshireScotlandRefurbishment of church and alterations to manse
Item 16 of 1491872Session House, EllonEllon AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 17 of 1491872Tillyeve FarmhouseUdny AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 18 of 1491872WardhillockBelhelvie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 19 of 1491873Ellon Post OfficeEllon AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 20 of 1491873Mains of ElrickAuchnagatt AberdeenshireScotlandFarmhouse
Item 21 of 1491873Steading, Kirkhill of Turnerhall  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 22 of 1491874Craigiehill of Crichie  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 23 of 1491874Farmhouse, Iriewells of Dumbreck  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 24 of 1491874Mitchell & Rae WarehousesMeadow of Waterton AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 25 of 1491874SlamptonhillWest Crichie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 26 of 1491874Steading, Middleton of CairnessMiddleton of Cairness AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 27 of 1491874Udny Free SchoolUdny AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 28 of 1491876Ardallie SchoolArdallie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 29 of 1491876Hatton SchoolCruden AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 30 of 1491876Mitchell & Rae WarehousesMeadow of Waterton AberdeenshireScotlandFurther work
Item 31 of 1491876New Deer UP ChurchNew Deer, Artamford AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 32 of 1491876St Mary's Parish ChurchEllon AberdeenshireScotlandRenovation
Item 33 of 1491878Coldwells SchoolCruden AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 34 of 1491878Houses, Mossside, WhitegairnsNetherton (Lonmay) AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 35 of 1491879Coffee HouseInverurie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 36 of 1491880Auction Mart  AberdeenScotland 
Item 37 of 1491880Baron's InnAuchnagatt AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 38 of 1491880CottandhillocksKeithhall AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 39 of 1491880Easter SelbyKeithhall AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 40 of 1491880James Walker's Building  AberdeenScotland 
Item 41 of 1491880Mains of Annochie  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 42 of 1491880Mains of Pitrichie Farm houseEllon AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 43 of 1491880New Houses, Alehouse and TillyfarUdny AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 44 of 1491880SheilbogKeithhall AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 45 of 1491881A Clark's Warehouse, Virginia Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 46 of 1491881Cairndaie SteadingCairndaie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 47 of 1491881ColdwellsInverurie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 48 of 1491881Dalrymple Hall and CaféFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 49 of 1491881Farmsteading, North LeyNorth Ley AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 50 of 1491881Fisherbriggs House and SteadingKillyquham AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 51 of 1491881Fordtown LodgeFordtown AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 52 of 1491881Gamekeepers Cottage and KennelsKintore AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 53 of 1491881Harthill FarmhouseHarthill AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 54 of 1491881House and Shops for W ScorgieBridge of Dee AberdeenScotland 
Item 55 of 1491881Mannofield Parish ChurchMannofield AberdeenScotland 
Item 56 of 1491881Middle Ironside FarmhouseNew Deer AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 57 of 1491881Newburgh SchoolFoveran AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 58 of 1491881North BlackhillCove KincardineshireScotland 
Item 59 of 1491881Pundercroft FarmhouseNew Deer AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 60 of 1491881Stables, Castle NeweCastle Newe AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 61 of 1491881ThistlycrookCraigmyle AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 62 of 1491881Tillybin SteadingKintore AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 63 of 1491881Two Houses, Leslie Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 64 of 1491881Two Houses, Leslie Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 65 of 1491881Upper Sauchen FarmhouseUpper Sauchen AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 66 of 14918838 Regent Quay  AberdeenScotland 
Item 67 of 1491883Cults West ChurchCults AberdeenshireScotlandHall church
Item 68 of 1491883Property for Mrs Pegler, South Regent Quay  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 69 of 1491884Four Houses, Leslie Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 70 of 1491884House, Calsayseat Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 71 of 1491884Premises for North of Scotland and Orkney & Shetland Steam Navigation Companies  AberdeenScotland 
Item 72 of 1491884St Mary's Parish ChurchEllon AberdeenshireScotlandApse of south front
Item 73 of 1491884Two Houses, Calsayseat Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 74 of 1491884Two Houses, Calsayseat Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 75 of 1491884Two Houses, Walker RoadTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 76 of 1491885Aberdeen Public Baths  AberdeenScotland 
Item 77 of 1491885Ferryhill Parish Church HallFerryhill AberdeenScotland 
Item 78 of 1491885House, Queen's Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 79 of 1491885Royal BridgeBallater AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 80 of 1491885Two Houses, Leslie Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 81 of 1491886House for Gas Department, Church Street and St Clement Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 82 of 1491886House, Calsayside Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 83 of 1491886House, Fonthill Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 84 of 1491886Northfield Place (except Northeast corner)  AberdeenScotland 
Item 85 of 1491886Office for William Millar, Guild Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 86 of 1491887Ashley Road School  AberdeenScotland 
Item 87 of 1491887House, Calsayseat Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 88 of 1491887House, Calsayseat Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 89 of 1491887House, Summer Lane  AberdeenScotland 
Item 90 of 1491888Cushnie House  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 91 of 1491888Glen Garioch DistilleryOld Meldrum / Oldmeldrum AberdeenshireScotlandBonded warehouse
Item 92 of 1491888House for Alex Cooper, Fountainhall Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 93 of 1491888House, Great Western Road and South Forest Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 94 of 1491888Kennerty BridgePeterculter AberdeenshireScotlandRebuilding
Item 95 of 1491889Allenvale Cemetery, Gate Lodge  AberdeenScotland 
Item 96 of 1491889Grain Mills, Palmerston Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 97 of 1491889House, Stanley Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 98 of 1491889Knockespock House  AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions -almost a new house. Demolsihed in late 20th century.
Item 99 of 1491889Monymusk House  AberdeenshireScotlandAddition
Item 100 of 1491889Premises of Messrs Campbell Ltd, cab hirersAberdeen AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 101 of 1491889Rosemount Parish Church Hall  AberdeenScotland 
Item 102 of 1491890Northern Loan Company Building  AberdeenScotland 
Item 103 of 1491890Premises for Barry Henry & Co, West North Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 104 of 1491891Holburn Chapel of Ease  AberdeenScotlandNew front
Item 105 of 1491891Premises for A Pirie, College Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 106 of 1491891Proctor's OrphanageKirkton of Skene AberdeenshireScotlandResponsible for the design
Item 107 of 1491892Five Houses, Beechgrove Avenue  AberdeenScotland 
Item 108 of 1491892Tough Parish ChurchTough AberdeenshireScotlandVestry addition
Item 109 of 1491893Two Houses, Belmont Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 110 of 1491894House, Miller Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 111 of 1491895House, Broomhill Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 112 of 1491895Premises on Gordon Street for J Coutts  AberdeenScotland 
Item 113 of 1491896Blackfriars Gymnasium  AberdeenScotland 
Item 114 of 1491896Cairnbulg Castle  AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration from ruins. Lodge.
Item 115 of 1491896Gray's School of Art  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 116 of 1491897Aboyne Infectious Diseases HospitalAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 117 of 1491897House for Mr ShepherdEllon AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 118 of 1491897House, AnnesleyTorphins  AberdeenScotland 
Item 119 of 1491897Inverurie Infectious Diseases HospitalInverurie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 120 of 1491897Stables. Whitehouse  AberdeenScotland 
Item 121 of 1491897Teacher's HouseKincardine O'Neil AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 122 of 1491897Victoria HallEllon AberdeenshireScotlandWith Davidson
Item 123 of 1491898Foveran ManseFoveran AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations and repairs
Item 124 of 1491898Learney Arms HotelTorphins AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 125 of 1491898Parish ManseAlford AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations including rear kitchen block
Item 126 of 1491898Temperance Assurance Buildings  AberdeenScotlandFirst premiated competition design
Item 127 of 1491898Water TowerGarmouth MorayshireScotland 
Item 128 of 1491899Learney HallTorphins AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 129 of 1491901Aboyne Public SchoolAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 130 of 1491901Ardoyne, farm officesInsch AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 131 of 1491901Church of KinellarKirkton of Kinellar AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 132 of 1491901Corndavon LodgeInvercauld AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 133 of 1491901Deerhillock Farm  AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 134 of 1491901Dyce ManseDyce AberdeenshireScotlandWater supply works
Item 135 of 1491901Farm offices, Cottage and Dairy at Cairnbulg MainsCairnbulg AberdeenshireScotlandDairy
Item 136 of 1491901House and offices at South Mains of ArdifferyMains of Ardiffery AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions to offices
Item 137 of 1491901Little Tack of Barrack farm  AberdeenshireScotlandRepairs
Item 138 of 1491901Littlehill, farm offices  AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 139 of 1491901Newhills ManseNewhills AberdeenshireScotlandImprovements
Item 140 of 1491901Newhills Parish Church and Session HouseNewhills AberdeenshireScotlandImprovements
Item 141 of 1491901Port Erroll SchoolPort Erroll AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 142 of 1491901Premises, 212-216 Union Street  AberdeenScotlandAddition
Item 143 of 1491901ReservoirStrichen AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 144 of 1491901Robert Gordon's CollegeSchoolhill AberdeenScotlandImprovements
Item 145 of 1491901Steading, Upper CrichieUpper Crichie AberdeenshireScotlandSleeping room at Upper Mains of Crichie
Item 146 of 1491901Tenement HouseSpringhill AberdeenScotland 
Item 147 of 1491901Water mainsCults AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 148 of 1491901WhitehouseAlford|Tough AberdeenshireScotlandStables
Item 149 of 1491904SchoolKincarine O'Neil AberdeenshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp92
Item 2 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 3 of 3Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Aberdeen Sheriff Court Inventories SC1/36/105, 139, 140