Andrew Heiton, Junior (also known as Alexander Heiton, Andrew, junior Heiton, Alexander Heiton, Andrew, junior Heiton)

Andrew Heiton, junior was a Scottish architect active, particularly in Perthshire, Scotland, in the late-19th century. He is perhaps best known for his work on country houses and for his skilled use of the Scottish Baronial style. He was also a collector of antiquities.

Heiton was born at Inchture, Perthshire, Scotland in 1823, one of two sons of the architect Andrew Heiton, senior (born around 1753, died 1858) and his wife Janet Lorimer. After an apprenticeship with the architect David Bryce, in 1848 Heiton went into partnership with his father in the architectural practice A&A Heiton, based in Perth.

After his father's death in 1858, Heiton continued on in the practice acting as its sole partner. Upon inheriting the family estate at Darnick, Roxburghshire, Scotland, Heiton housed his collection of antiquities there. In 1879 he was made a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Heiton died, unmarried, on 3 March 1894. He was buried in Old Greyfriars Churchyard, Perth on 5 March. In St. John's Church a window installed by his sister Margaret that same year commemorates his life, along with the lives of other members of the Heiton family.

After his death, his nephew, Andrew Heiton [3], also known as Andrew Granger Heiton, but born Andrew Heiton Grainger, inherited the Darnick estate and carried on the family name and architectural practice.

Sources:

Colvin, Howard, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1660-1840, Third Edition (Yale and New Haven: Yale University Press: 1995), p. 487.

Dictionary of Scottish Architects, DSA Biography Report, 'Andrew Heiton, junior' <http://www.codexgeo.co.uk/dsa/architect_full.php?id=M001086> [accessed 9 April 2008]

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