Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Fergusson
Designation: Architect
Born: 22 January 1808
Died: 9 January 1886
Bio Notes: James Fergusson was born in Ayr on 22 January 1808. He was educated at Edinburgh High School and in Hounslow, London. He became an architectural writer and critic, and despite never practising as an architect (he did produce a number of designs for major projects, though none were ever built), he was admitted ARIBA on 19 February 1849 and FRIBA on 19 December 1859. He won the Royal Gold Medal in 1871 and was made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1863. He wrote numerous books and articles on architecture worldwide, particularly that of India and the Middle East. He died at 20 Langham Place, London on 9 January 1886.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 120, Langham Place, London, EnglandPrivate   


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2John Baird the Second4 December 1876for Fellowship
Item 2 of 2(Sir) Robert William Edis29 April 1867for Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914  Includes list of publications and references
Item 2 of 2Pevsner, Nikolas Some architectural writers of the nineteenth century  Chapters 22 and 23