Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Shaw
Designation: Architect
Born: 1825
Bio Notes: John Shaw was born about 1825, the son of Alexander Shaw, farmer and his wife Elizabeth McKinzie. He practised in Inverness in the 1850s. He is described as being 'of Clune'. In 1855 he emigrated to 'British America' at which time a presentation was made to him which consisted of a massive gold pencil case and pen holder, a gold signet ring, a solid silver 'Squab as e' and a silver mounted snuff horn. The funds had been raised by subscription mainly from tradesmen with whom he had worked.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Inverness, Inverness-shire, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 2Clune, Dores, Inverness-shire, ScotlandPrivate/business1850s  


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2John Macvicar Anderson19 December 1864for Associateship
Item 2 of 2Thomas Henry Wyatt7 January 1839for Fellowship

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 81851Elrig House   Scotland 
Item 2 of 81851Torbreck, SquareTorbreck Inverness-shireScotlandAdditions and repairs
Item 3 of 81852HouseCharlestown Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 4 of 81852Kindrummond (Aldourie Estate), dwelling house and officesAldourie Inverness-shireScotlandDwelling house and additions to offices
Item 5 of 81852Mains of Aldourie, steadingAldourie Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 6 of 81853Cottage, MillburnInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 7 of 81853Cottage, MillburnInverness Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 8 of 81854Achnabat (Aldourie Estate), House and farm steadingAldourie Inverness-shireScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Inverness Advertiser21 August 1855  p5