Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Grahame Peat
Born: 1828 or 1829
Died: 25 February 1897
Bio Notes: John Grahame (spelt Graham in his will) Peat was born in Alloa in 1828 or 1829, the son of Patrick Peat, commercial traveller and Bethia Grahame. He was apprenticed to Brown & Carrick, probably c.1845 and certainly before 1853 when the partnership was dissolved. Thereafter he appears to have been in Melbourne, Australia, with a Mr Burns, with whom he designed the façade of the Theatre Royal at Melbourne (no longer extant: date not traced and the record of his time in Australia is unclear). In 1863 he commenced independent practice at 60 Cadzow Street, Hamilton at the age of thirty-four, having married Jeanie Fleming at Tradeston on 24 December 1862. A son John George was born c.1864, and another, William G, followed c.1865, both born in Hamilton. In 1867 or 1868, in Hamilton, Peat married his second wife, Jeanie McLaren, a hosier at Argyll Arcade in Glasgow who presumably had means of her own.

By 1873-74 Peat was in partnership with Robert Duncan, their office initially being at 157 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. William G Peat, who studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1883 to 1887, entered his father's practice, which continued under the title of Grahame Peat & Duncan until c.1890. Peat died at Hamilton of a cerebral haemorrhage on 25 February 1897 at the age of sixty-eight. He left estate of £433 14s.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Melbourne, AustraliaBusinessAfter 1845Before 1863 
Item 2 of 560, Cadzow Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1863After 1868 
Item 3 of 5Portland Park, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivateAfter 18681897 
Item 4 of 5157, St Vincent Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1869After 1875 
Item 5 of 5205, Hope Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1879After 1890 

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 2Brown & Carrickc. 1845(?)1853Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Grahame Peat & DuncanBefore 1879c. 1890Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2James Lindsay18721877Assistant 
Item 2 of 2James Lindsay18771880Draughtsman 

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 20After 1863Free Church ManseLarkhall LanarkshireScotland 
Item 2 of 20After 1863Free Church ManseChapelton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 3 of 20After 1863Glasgow Iron Company's Malleable Iron WorksMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 4 of 20After 1863St Ignatius RC SchoolsWishaw LanarkshireScotland 
Item 5 of 20After 1863Theatre Royal  MelbourneAustraliaFaçade - in collaboration with a Mr Burns
Item 6 of 201865Bothwell Parish ManseBothwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 7 of 201865City PoorhouseCraiglockhart EdinburghScotlandFourth premiated competition design (£50 premium)
Item 8 of 201865Hamilton PoorhouseHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 9 of 201865Motherwell First (United) UP ChurchMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 10 of 201867Auchingramont UP ChurchHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 11 of 20Before 1868SchoolsMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 12 of 201878Brandon TowerHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 13 of 201879Hamilton Combination Fever HospitalHamilton LanarkshireScotland 
Item 14 of 201883Two tenements, Leven Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 15 of 201884Two tenements, Albert Road and Kenmure StreetPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 16 of 201885Tenement, Melville StreetPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 17 of 201885Two tenements, Kenmure Street and Melville StreetPollokshields GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 201886Stable, Rutherford Lane  GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 201888TowervilleHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAddition of gabled bay to house, and stables
Item 20 of 201888Towerville LodgeHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6Architects Engineers and Building Trades Directory1868Architect's, Engineer's and Building Trades' Directory London, Wyman 
Item 2 of 6British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 3 of 6Johnston, W T2003Artists of Scotland Officina Publications CDROM 
Item 4 of 6Kelly's Building Trades1886Kelly's Building Trades   
Item 5 of 6Post Office Directories     
Item 6 of 6Scotlands People Website Wills & Testaments  Hamilton Sheriff Court SC 37/42/16. Glasgow Sheriff Court Wills Sc36/51/52

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Hamilton Advertiser28 February 1897  Obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional research by Iain Paterson