Basic Biographical Details

Name: Patrick McNeil
Died: January 1983
Bio Notes: Patrick McNeil was born and brought up in Dollar but moved to Glasgow to attend Glasgow School of Architecture from September 1921. From May of the following year he worked in the office of James Miller (presumably working part-time whilst attending the School of Architecture and serving his articles) and remained there for three and a half years. He passed the qualifying exam and was admitted ARIBA on 5 December 1927, his proposers being Thomas Harold Hughes, John Watson and James Miller. By that date he appears to have been working in London (the witness to his declaration on the ARIBA paper was J Wilson of Streatham Common) and in the 1930-1931 RIBA Kalendar has a London address. In 1938 he was an assistant to William Kerr, perhaps on a temporary basis, in the practice of John Melvin & Son when the firm built a house for his parents, on which he assisted.

Patrick McNeil died in January 1983. At that time he was living at Flat 13, Royston Court, Lichfield Road, Kew, Surrey.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Clackmannanshire, ScotlandPrivate/business   
Item 2 of 4Flat 13, Royston Court, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 3 of 4Oakbank, Dollar, Clackmannanshire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1927 *  
Item 4 of 424, Doughty Street, London, EnglandBusinessc. 1930 *  

* 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 2James MillerMay 1922January 1926Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2John Melvin & Son1938 * Assistant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes5 December 1927For Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Miller5 December 1927For Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Watson5 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 11938The PinesDollar ClackmannanshireScotlandAssisted William Kerr and John Gray of John Melvin & Son


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2Swan, Adam1988The Kerrs of Alloa49Charles Rennie Mackintosh Newsletter, Summer 1988p10

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalJuly 1983 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsDeath note

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 no 4129 (Box 7)