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Baillie Scott

Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (October 23, 1865 - February 10, 1945 ) was a British architect and artist He was born at Beards Hill, St. Peters near Ramsgate[?], Kent, the eldest of 14 children.

During 12 years living in the Isle of Man, the first 4 years he lived at Alexander Terrace, Douglas. In 1893 he and his family moved to Red House, Victoria Road, Douglas, this was designed by Baillie Scott himself. To start with Baillie Scott worked with Fred Saunders, they both went to the Isle of Man School of Art also in Douglas. In May 1891 he was an Art Teacher with his certificate. It was at the school of art that Baillie and Archibold Knox became friends. Baillie Scott then left Saunders and set up his own business in 23 Athol Street, Douglas.

Baillie did a lot of planning for his artwork, he spent hours planning the houses and art. He didn’t only plan his own houses but he designed houses for other people, inside and outside. Baillie Scott sold a lot of work including ‘Oakhams’ in 1942.

Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott died at the Elm Grove hospital in Brighton.

His grave stone reads:-

‘Nature he loved and next to nature art’

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