Basic Biographical Details

Name: Neil Ross
Born: 22 January 1903
Died: 30 November 1963
Bio Notes: Neil Ross was born on 22 January 1903, the son of Neil Ross, forester, and his wife Madeline Nicol. In 1923 he was articled to Carruthers Ballantyne & Taylor in Inverness. Two year later he enrolled as a full-time student on the diploma course at Gray's School of Art and Robert Gordon's College, Aerdeen, though it would seem that he did not complete the course. In 1927 he took a post as junior assistant with John Alexander Ogg Allan but transferred to an assistant post with Carruthers Ballantyne & Taylor the following year. Later that same year, 1928, he moved to Edinburgh as Chief Assistant to John Alexander William Grant.

He was a member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association in 1939-40 and at that date his address was 10 Elgin Terrace, Edinburgh. He was elected ARIAS in February 1941. His war years were spent as a quantity surveyor with the War Department but he resumed his post with Grant in April 1945. He became a partner in April 1948. He was admitted LRIBA in 1949, proposed by Roy Carruthers Ballantyne, William James Taylor and John Alexander Ogg Allan. He remained as a partner with Grant until at least 1960.

He died at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 30 November 1963 aged 60. He was survived by his wife Mary Nell Sanderson Longmore.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Larglea, Polton, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivate 1963Could house actually be Langlea?
Item 2 of 310, Elgin Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/businessLate 1940s  
Item 3 of 320, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1950 *  

* 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 5Carruthers Ballantyne & Taylor (or Ballantyne & Taylor)1923 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5John Alexander Ogg Allan1927 Junior Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Carruthers Ballantyne & Taylor (or Ballantyne & Taylor)1928 Assistant 
Item 4 of 5John Alexander William GrantDecember 1928 * Chief Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Allan, Ross & Allan19481963Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander Ogg Allan3 May 1949For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Carruthers-Ballantyne (or Robert Ballantyne Carruthers; or Roy Carruthers Ballantyne)3 May 1949For Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3William John Taylor3 May 1949For 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 11952Garthdee Parish ChurchGarthdee AberdeenshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L 6373 (Combined Box 135)