Lorimer, Robert

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Lorimer, Robert Gender: M
Robert Stodart Lorimer
born on 4 November 1864 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )
Place Edinburgh, Scotland, 55n57, 3w13
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 12°38' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°07 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 28°35'

Robert Lorimer


Sir Robert Lorimer was a prolific Scottish architect and furniture designer noted for his sensitive restorations of historic houses and castles, for new work in Scots Baronial and Gothic Revival styles, and for promotion of the Arts and Crafts movement.

He was influenced by Scottish domestic architecture of the 16th and 17th centuries and the Scots Baronial style of Kellie Castle where he had spent much time as a young man. From his time in Bodley's office, Lorimer was influenced by the ideas of William Morris, and went on to become a committed exponent of the Arts and Crafts approach to architecture. He assembled a collaborative group of artists and craftsmen who, collectively, often contributed to his various commissions and to the manufacture of furniture sent to the Arts and Crafts exhibitions in London. In 1896 he was elected to the Art Workers Guild.

Although much of his work, and reputation, was in the sphere of domestic architecture, Lorimer also carried out significant public works. Principal amongst these include his design for the new chapel for the Knights of the Thistle in St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh in 1911. He received a knighthood for his efforts and went on to gain the commission for the Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle in 1919.

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  • parent->child relationship with Lorimer, Hew (born 22 May 1907)


  • Death, Cause unspecified 13 September 1929 in Edinburgh
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Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record


  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Furniture Designer)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Other Building Trades (Historic Building Restoration)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted