Basic Biographical Details

Name: Bailey Scott Murphy
Born: 1876
Died: 15 June 1914
Bio Notes: Bailey Scott Murphy was born in 1876 and articled to Henry Francis Kerr from 1892 to 1897. While in that office he studied at Edinburgh School of Art, Heriot-Watt College and under Frank Worthington Simon and Stewart Henbest Capper at the School of Applied Art. He was awarded a travelling scholarship by the School of Applied Art and spent four months on a study tour in England. At the end of his apprenticeship he worked for Kinross & Tarbolton. The years 1902 to 1904 were spent on measuring historic ironwork in England and Scotland for his publication on the subject, and a further period of three months in 1904 sketching and measuring in England and France after which he moved to London to the office of Sir John W Simpson and Ormrod Maxwell Ayrton. In 1905 he commenced practice on his own account with David Morton Kinross as Bailey Murphy & Kinross at 28 North Bridge and later (1911) 44 Hanover Street. David Morton Kinross was John Kinross's nephew, the son of his half-brother James and had also been in Kinross's office. He died early, perhaps in 1911. Murphy's relationship with the painter E Bailey Murphy who exhibited from the 28 North Bridge address (previous address 36 McLaren Road) is not yet known. Murphy's house address was Merton Cottage, Liberton. Whilst in partnership with Kinross, Murphy submitted a design for the Scottish National Exhibition jointly with William Davidson.

He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by James Bow Dunn as President of the Edinburgh Architectural Association. He died on 15 June 1914, leaving estate of 2,385, of which 1,885 was in Scotland.

Just prior to his death Murphy practised in association with W J Walker Todd who had commenced practice early in 1909; after Murphy's death Todd formed a short-lived partnership of Todd & Miller, which was merged with John More Dick peddie's practice in 1920, the surviving records of Murphy & Kinross's practice thus becoming part of the Dick Peddie & McKay archive.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Merton Cottage, Liberton, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 528, North Bridge, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1905c. 1908Perhaps earlier
Item 3 of 544, Hanover Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 19091914Murphy & Kinross address
Item 4 of 536, Comiston Drive, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1914 *  
Item 5 of 574, Comiston Drive, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1914(?) Probably earlier than this

* 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 6Henry Francis Kerr18921897Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Kinross & Tarboltonc. 1897 Assistant 
Item 3 of 6John Kinross18981902Assistant 
Item 4 of 6Simpson & Ayrton19051905Assistant 
Item 5 of 6Murphy & Kinross1905Early 1914Partner 
Item 6 of 6Murphy & Walker ToddEarly 19141914Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1James Bow Dunn20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Edinburgh Architectural Associatio

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 371898CarlekempNorth Berwick East LothianScotlandAs assistant to John Kinross
Item 2 of 371898Villas, Mortonhall Road  EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to John Kniross
Item 3 of 371900British Linen Bank and Town Clerk's officeFalkland FifeScotlandAdditions to bank and new office - as assistant to John Kinross
Item 4 of 371900Ingliston House Stable Block and Cottage (gardener's house)Kirkliston West LothianScotlandRestoration and reconstruction - as assistant to Kinross & Tarbolton
Item 5 of 371900Manderston House, including service court and motor houseDuns BerwickshireScotlandAs assistant to Kinross & Tarbolton - refurbishment and major extension of late 18th century house, new entrance front, lavish interior decoration
Item 6 of 371904 or 1905Victoria InstituteWorcester WorcestershireEnglandAlterations? As assistant in J W Simpson's firm
Item 7 of 371905Roedean SchoolBrighton East SussexEnglandAs assistant to Simpson & Ayrton
Item 8 of 37After 1906Memorial FountainBonnybridge StirlingshireScotland 
Item 9 of 37c. 1906Houses for Mrs M K Gregory and A W L Gregory EsqTrinity EdinburghScotland 
Item 10 of 371907Double Cottage at LibertonLiberton EdinburghScotland 
Item 11 of 371907Scottish National Exhibition, 1908Saughton EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - unsuccessful
Item 12 of 37c. 1907Green HotelKinross Kinross-shireScotlandAddition
Item 13 of 37c. 1907Houses for Mrs M K GregoryTrinity EdinburghScotland 
Item 14 of 371908Cramond Brig Golf Club  EdinburghScotland 
Item 15 of 371908Pitcairn, Hailes Estate  EdinburghScotland 
Item 16 of 37190959 Hailes Gardens  EdinburghScotland 
Item 17 of 37190963-67 Hailes Gardens  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 371909Bungalow, Lanark RoadJuniper Green/Currie/Balerno Edinburgh/MidlothianScotland 
Item 19 of 371909West MillsColinton EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 20 of 3719105 Spylaw ParkColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 21 of 371910The GablesColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 22 of 371910Villa for John HislopColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 23 of 37c. 1910Double villa and self-contained villa, Hailes Estate  EdinburghScotland 
Item 24 of 37c. 1910House at Spylaw ParkColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 25 of 37c. 1910Lochrin HouseCraiglockhart EdinburghScotland 
Item 26 of 371911Motor garage and dwellinghouseStirling StirlingshireScotlandWith W J Walker Todd
Item 27 of 371912Double villas, 44-46 and 48-50 Spylaw Bank RoadColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 28 of 371912Villa, 4 Spylaw ParkColinton EdinburghScotland 
Item 29 of 371913Four houses for Milne & SonsJuniper Green EdinburghScotland 
Item 30 of 371914House at HailesHailes EdinburghScotland 
Item 31 of 37Before 191431 Pitt Street (now Dundas Street)  EdinburghScotland 
Item 32 of 37Before 1914House at Craighall Terrace  EdinburghScotland 
Item 33 of 37Before 1914Liberton Parish Council Offices (and house)Liberton EdinburghScotlandCompetition deisgn?
Item 34 of 37Before 1914Property in Lanark RoadJuniper Green EdinburghScotlandSurvey and alterations
Item 35 of 37Before 1914Rosslyn CastleRoslin/Rosslyn, Esklee MidlothianScotlandAlterations
Item 36 of 37Before 1914Woodhall ArmsJuniper Green EdinburghScotland 
Item 37 of 37c. 1914Double villa, Hailes EstateColinton EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2RIBA Journal21 November 1914v22London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp48 - death notice only
Item 2 of 2Scotsman24 August 1914  p4

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 L v19 no1476