Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Black
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1840
Bio Notes: Robert Black was born in Shotts in about 1840. The Inverness Advertiser carried an advertisement on Tuesday, July 20, 1880 'Robert Black, land surveyor, architect & Government Inspector of Buildings, Drainage, etc, 23 Kingsmills Road.' He was admitted as a member of the Highland & Agricultural Society in 1883.

He was called upon to provide evidence in various trials. In 1899 he was called as a witness in the trial for murder of Allan Macallum in what the press described as the Abernethy Tragedy. He had drawn up a plan of the house for the Procurator Fiscal. Around this time he had offices in both Inverness and Orkney.

He later moved to Oakwood House in Roseneath Road in Inverness where he remained until 1905 when he was recorded by the Inverness Burgh directory "Robert Black, C.E., Oakwood"

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 423, Kingsmills Road, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1880 *  
Item 2 of 4Bridge Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness1891 *  
Item 3 of 422, Union Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1899 *c. 1908 
Item 4 of 439, Union Street, Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusinessc. 1908After 1911 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1William Wardlaw Sclanders18921898Apprentice 

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 511878Craigton House, stable and coach houseNorth Kessock Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 2 of 511879Villa, DalreighInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 3 of 511880Bunchrew Station Buildings and officesBunchrew Inverness-shireScotlandStation buildings
Item 4 of 511880House, Broadstone ParkInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 5 of 511881Bunchrew Station Buildings and officesBunchrew Inverness-shireScotlandOffices
Item 6 of 511882Block of shops and houses, Chapel StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 7 of 511882Bridge over the NairnBalnafoich NairnshireScotland 
Item 8 of 511882Milton of Culloden, Farmhouse and offices  Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 9 of 511882Range of houses, BarnhillInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 10 of 511882Torgorm, farm steadingFerintosh Ross and CromartyScotlandAlterations
Item 11 of 511882Villa, Southside RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 12 of 511883Block of warehouses, Dempster GardensInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 13 of 511883Bridge over the River Inverernie   ScotlandRebuilding
Item 14 of 511883House, Broadstone ParkInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 15 of 511884Fern VillaInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 16 of 511884Leanach of Culloden, House, servants' cottages and cattle courts  Inverness-shireScotlandServants' cottages
Item 17 of 51188518 Ardross StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 18 of 511885Block of buildings, Greig StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 19 of 511885Villa, Ardross StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 20 of 511885Villa, Midmills RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 21 of 511885Villa, Southside RoadInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 22 of 51188619 Ardross StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 23 of 511886Braefield, FarmsteadingKilmartin, Glenurquhart Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 24 of 511886Kilmartin, Home farmKilmarton Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 25 of 511886Leanaig, Farm steadingFerintosh Ross and CromartyScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 26 of 511886Redhill, farmhouse and farm offices and cottagesCulloden Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions to farmhouse and alterations to farm offices
Item 27 of 511886Villa, Ardross StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 28 of 511887Belmakeith, farm steadingNairn (near) NairnshireScotlandRestoration and aterations to steading
Item 29 of 511890Timber bridge over the CononMuir of Ord Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 30 of 511891Redhill, farmhouse and farm offices and cottagesCulloden Inverness-shireScotlandPloughmen's cottages
Item 31 of 511894Bridge over the River NairnBrin Ford NairnshireScotland 
Item 32 of 511894Bridge over the River NairnClava Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 33 of 511894Campbelltown, PierCampbelltown/Ardersier Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 34 of 511895Seaside residenceNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 35 of 511896Bunachton Estate, farmhouse and farm offices  Inverness-shireScotlandFarmhouse and offices
Item 36 of 511897Clava LodgeClava Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 37 of 511897Mains of Dunmaglass, Steading and cottagesDaviot Inverness-shireScotlandPloughmen's cottages
Item 38 of 511897Redhill, farmhouse and farm offices and cottagesCulloden Inverness-shireScotlandRestoration
Item 39 of 511898Bridge of the Craggie Burn   Scotland 
Item 40 of 511898Leanach of Culloden, House, servants' cottages and cattle courts  Inverness-shireScotlandCovering in of cattle courts
Item 41 of 511898Two semi-detached houses, DamfieldInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 42 of 5118994 Charles Street and 1 Ardconnel StreetInverness Inverness-shireScotlandAlterations
Item 43 of 511899Croy Parish Church and churchyardCroy Inverness-shireScotlandChurchyard extension
Item 44 of 511899Leanach of Culloden, House, servants' cottages and cattle courts  Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and alterations to farm buildings
Item 45 of 511901Bridge over the Glenurquhart RoadInverness (near) Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 46 of 511903Udale, farmhouse and steadingUdale Ross and CromartyScotlandFarmhouse and extensive improvements to steading
Item 47 of 511904Carse (Raddery Estate), steadingRosemarkie Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 48 of 511905Mains of Poyntzfield, dwelling house and covered courtsPoyntzfield Ross and CromartyScotlandDwelling house
Item 49 of 511905Poyntzfield, private stablesPoyntzfield Ross and CromartyScotlandPrivate stables
Item 50 of 511905Weston (Raddery), Dwelling house and steadingRosemarkie Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 51 of 511906Balnacarn, steadingGlenmoriston Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and improvements


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion   
Item 2 of 2Post Office Directories     

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Aberdeen Weekly Journal23 June 1883   
Item 2 of 3Dundee Courier and Advertiser15 January 1890   
Item 3 of 3Inverness Advertiser20 July 1880   

Archive References

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