Basic Biographical Details

Name: William Forrest Valentine
Born: 1885
Died: 1957
Bio Notes: William Forrest Valentine was born in 1885 and was articled to J & R S Ingram in Kilmarnock. He spent some time studying in Italy before commencing practice on his own account in Wallace Chambers, John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock in 1907. In the years before the First World War and in the 1920s his practice was very busy with a wide variety of work in the Kilmarnock area. He designed a number of buildings for the Kilmarnock Equitable and Co-operative Societies. He was considered one of the most colourful personalities in the local community.

He died in 1957.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Gardrum/21, London Road, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivate   
Item 2 of 2Wallace Chambers, John Finnie Street, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusiness1907  

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 1J & R S Ingramc. 1900c. 1905Apprentice 

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 4John Wilson19221930Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Alexander DunlopBefore 1930Before 1935Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4William McKendrick McLean19311933Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Andrew Mason22 February 1932 Apprentice 

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 14 GardrumKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandFor himself - date unknown
Item 2 of 141920s(?)Council housing, Main StreetDarvel AyrshireScotland 
Item 3 of 14c. 1925Houses, 11-13 Holehouse RoadKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 4 of 14c. 1925The Dark Horse Public HouseKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 5 of 141926Kilmarnock Masonic HallsKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 6 of 141927StanelyKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 7 of 14Late 1920s or early 1930s22 Knockinlaw RoadKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandAttribution by Craig McLelland
Item 8 of 141932Caledonian ArmsIrvine AyrshireScotland 
Item 9 of 141932Central Evangelical ChurchKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 
Item 10 of 141932Irvine & Fullarton Co-operative Society premisesIrvine AyrshireScotland 
Item 11 of 141932UF ChurchLargs AyrshireScotland 
Item 12 of 141934Block of buildings, King Street and St Andrew StreetCastle Douglas KirkcudbrightshireScotland 
Item 13 of 141935Halfway House HotelSymington (near) AyrshireScotland 
Item 14 of 141937Kilmarnock Maternity HomeKilmarnock AyrshireScotland 


Currently, there are no references for this . The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.