Basic Biographical Details

Name: Noel Edmund Ironside Burchell
Designation: Architect
Born: 1905
Died: 28 January 1943
Bio Notes: Noel Edmund Ironside Burchell was born in 1905, the son of John George Burchell, electrical engineer, and his wife Constance Rose Ironside. He served his articles with Stewart Kaye from 1921 to 1926 and remained there for two years as assistant, studying at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College. In 1928 he left Kaye to join the office of James Bow Dunn, moving to that of William Williamson the following year and a year later returning to Dunn's firm; by that time Dunn's health was deteriorating and he died in August that year, his son Herbert continuing the practice as James B Dunn & Partners. Burchell left in 1931 to spend some time working for Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid, and in 1932 was appointed architect to the Marquess of Lothian's Newbattle Estate in Dalkeith, a position he retained until at least 1936. He was elected LRIBA on 22 June of the latter year, his proposers being John Jerdan, Arthur Forman Balfour Paul and the then secretary of the Edinburgh Architectural Society. In 1939-40 he was living at Park End House, Stichell, near Kelso.

Burchell died on 28 January 1943, survived by his wife Margaret Jean Kathleen Brown.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Broomcroft, Kelso, Roxburghshire, ScotlandPrivate 1943 
Item 2 of 5Eastfield House, James Street, Portobello, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1930 or 1931 *  
Item 3 of 5Newbattle Estate Office, Dalkeith, Midlothian, ScotlandBusiness1936 *  
Item 4 of 5Barondale House, Newbattle, Dalkeith, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivate1936 *  
Item 5 of 5Park End House, Stichell, Kelso, Roxburghshire, ScotlandBusiness1939 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6Stewart Kaye19211926Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Stewart Kaye19261928Assistant 
Item 3 of 6James Bow Dunn19281929Assistant(?) 
Item 4 of 6William Williamson19291930Assistant(?) 
Item 5 of 6James B Dunn & Partners19301931Assistant(?) 
Item 6 of 6Leadbetter, Fairley & Reid19311931Assistant(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2John Jerdan22 June 1936for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 2Arthur Forman Balfour Paul22 June 1936for Licentiateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no4539 (combined box 20)