Hugh Alexander Dalrymple

Place of Birth

  • Born                      October/November 1880 (aged 5 months at 1881 census)
  • Died                       23 April 1946

Hugh Alexander Dalrymple was born in Hackney London, the youngest of three sons of Scottish parents.  His father, William Dalrymple was a Marine Superintendent while his mother, Janet, died before he was ten.

He was articled to Robert Morham, Edinburgh City Architect, for five years. He was then assistant to Christopher Mitchell Shiner in London, where he passed the qualifying exam in 1906 and was elected ARIBA on 4 March 1907, at which date he was living at Upney House, Bridge Road, Essex. His proposers were John Slater, William Flockhart and Leonard Stokes, indicating very influential support. By 1911 he had moved to Manchester. According to his obituary in the Manchester Guardian he was in partnership in Manchester with  Francis Jones  for over thirty years and was associated particularly with the buildings of the District Bank, including the extensions to the head office in Spring Gardens, Manchester, the Southport branch in Portland stone and many small suburban and country branches in Georgian brick.  For some years he was the president of the Manchester Beethoven Society and was an accomplished player on the viola.

Hugh Alexander Dalrymple  died on 23 April 1946 at his residence, 193 Withington Road, Whalley Range and was interred at Manchester’s Southern Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Florence, and two daughters.


1914        20, Cooper Street, Manchester,
1918        Hugh Alex Dalrymple. ARIBA (Barker, Ellis & Jones)  178 Oxford Road. C-o-M
1919        Hugh Alex Dalrymple ARIBA (Francis Jones) 178 Oxford Road. C-o-M

1881-1891    222 Richmond Road, Hackney (Census)
1901        44 Leamington Terrace Morningside Edinburgh (lodgings)
1901-1906    Edinburgh, Scotland
1907        Upney House, Bridge Road, Essex,
1911        22 Maple Avenue Chorlton-cum-Hardy Manchester (lodgings as Census)
1946        193 Withington Road, Whalley Range, Manchester

Reference    Manchester Guardian 24 April 1946 page 8 - deaths
Reference    Manchester Guardian 25 April 1946 page 6 - deaths
Reference    Manchester Guardian 27 April 1946 page 3 - obituary


Name Designation Formed Dissolved Location
Jones and Dalrymple Architectural practice 1924 1940 Manchester