Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Moffat
Died: 2 October 1882
Bio Notes: William Moffat described himself as a pupil in the office of _____ Allan and then of _____ Ruthven, both of Edinburgh, thereafter moving to Glasgow as assistant first to Clarke & Bell and then to Thomas McGuffie. He commenced independent practice in 1863, and was practising from Cadzow Street, Hamilton by 1868, although he was not admitted resident in that town until 1881. He was a member of the Glasgow Institute of Architects and was admitted ARIBA on 20 March 1882, his proposers being Robert Alexander Bryden, John Honeyman and John Baird the Second. His nomination papers state that besides many minor works, he was responsible for 'two of the largest mansions erected in Lanarkshire' in the period of his practice up to that time.

William Moffat died in Hamilton on 2 October 1882. It is possible that the William Moffat who was practising at 75 Hyndland Street, Glasgow at the end of that decade was his son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Cadzow Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandBusiness1868 *  

* 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 4Clarke & BellAfter 1841Before 1863Assistant 
Item 2 of 4___ AllanBefore 1852 Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4James Ruthvenc. 1852 Apprentice 
Item 4 of 4Thomas McGuffieBefore 18631863(?)Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Baird the Second20 March 1882for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Alexander Bryden20 March 1882for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John Honeyman20 March 1882for 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 2After 1863Two large mansions  LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 21872Congregational Chapel, AuchingramontHamilton LanarkshireScotland 


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  Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills Sc36/51/85 and Inventories Sc36/48/100 & 116

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 v9 p13 (microfiche 33/E5)