Basic Biographical Details

Name: Edwin L Williamson
Born: c. 1889
Bio Notes: Edwin L Williamson was born about 1889 in Liff, Dundee, the son of Henry Williamson, Unitarian minister and his wife Harriet and younger brother of the architect Arthur Williamson. He was educated at the High School in Dundee and started work as a surveyor and valuer with the Department of Inland Revenue in Dundee. He moved to Aberdeen and was practising as a valuer and surveyor by 1921 at which time he applied for the post of Surveyor of Roads in Deer District. He practised at 154 Union Street, Aberdeen in the 1920s and 1930s, and at 14 Golden Square in the 1950s and 1960s.

'The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen' states that Williamson was Aberdeen County Architect from about 1934 but this as yet has not been traced in newspapers or other documents.

No further details of him are yet known.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Dundee, ScotlandPrivate/business c. 1914 
Item 2 of 3154, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1923After 1939 
Item 3 of 314, Golden Square, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness(?)Before 1953After 1964Off Union Street

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 1Aberdeen County Architect's Departmentc. 1934 Architect 

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 13Douglas William Innes23 July 19231924Apprentice 
Item 2 of 13Norman Stephen19241926Apprentice 
Item 3 of 13Douglas William Innes19261928Apprentice 
Item 4 of 13Alexander Murdoch (or Murdock) Irvine1 August 1927 Apprentice 
Item 5 of 13Norman Stephen19291930Assistant(?) 
Item 6 of 13Alexander FraserSeptember 1929September 1932Apprentice 
Item 7 of 13Douglas Beaton1 July 193020 August 1933Apprentice 
Item 8 of 13Gordon Alexander SmartAugust 1932June 1938Apprentice 
Item 9 of 13Douglas William Innes19331939Assistant 
Item 10 of 13Ivor Llewellyn Bowman HopkinsJune 1933Mid 1936Apprentice 
Item 11 of 13Douglas BeatonMid 1936Mid 1936Assistant(?) 
Item 12 of 13Douglas William Innes1939After 1970Partner 
Item 13 of 13James Alexander FarquharJuly 1939July 1942Apprentice 


RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Charles Fell Duncan24 June 1947For Licentiateship

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 231925ClubhouseNewburgh FifeScotland 
Item 2 of 231930Hatton SchoolCruden AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 3 of 231931Police StationStrichen AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 4 of 231936SchoolStrichen AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 5 of 231937Arnage Public SchoolArnage AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 6 of 231939Deeside Gardens Housing Scheme  AberdeenScotland 
Item 7 of 231939Ellon AcademyEllon AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions and alterations
Item 8 of 231939House for J C King  AberdeenScotland 
Item 9 of 231939Housing at Pitmeddanpitmeddan AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 10 of 231939Motor Showroom  AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 231939Private Housing Scheme  AberdeenScotland 
Item 12 of 231947Aberdeen County Council Housing Schemes  AberdeenScotland 
Item 13 of 231947Housing schemeCults AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 14 of 231947Peterhead AcademyPeterhead AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction after war damage
Item 15 of 231949Charleton HouseMontrose/Forfar AngusScotlandConversion to maternity hospital and extension
Item 16 of 231951Higher Grade SchoolTarves AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 17 of 231952Ellon AcademyEllon AberdeenshireScotlandFurther additions
Item 18 of 231952Peterhead AcademyPeterhead AberdeenshireScotlandScheme of additions
Item 19 of 231953DistilleryKeith BanffshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 20 of 231953House for R S Bisset  AberdeenScotland 
Item 21 of 231954FactoryFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 22 of 231954House for Duncan  AberdeenScotland 
Item 23 of 231954House for Wylie  AberdeenScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2Municipal Annual1964Scottish Municipal Annual1964-1965  
Item 2 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Aberdeen Journal8 August 9121   
Item 2 of 4Builder16 October 1953  p600
Item 3 of 4Dundee Courier30 June 1900   
Item 4 of 4Dundee Courier19 June 1914   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Census records onlineCensuses