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Adam, Robert (1728–1792), architect, was born at Kirkcaldy in Fife on 3 July 1728, the second son of William Adam (bap. 1689, d. 1748), architect, and his wife, Mary Robertson (1699–1761), the daughter of William Robertson of Gladney. He was educated at the high school of ...

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Robert Adam (1728–1792) attrib. George Willison, c. 1770–74 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Adam, William (bap. 1689, d. 1748), builder and architect, was baptized on 24 October 1689 at Abbotshall church, Kirkcaldy, Fife. He was the only surviving child of John Adam, builder and merchant, and of his wife, Helen, daughter of the third Lord Cranstoun...

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Aikin, Edmund (1780–1820), architect, was born on 2 October 1780 at Warrington, Lancashire, the youngest son of John Aikin (1747–1822), physician and author, and his wife, Martha, née Jennings (c.1746–1830). His two brothers, Charles Rochemont Aikin and Arthur Aikin, achieved prominence in the fields of surgery and natural science respectively. A shy, nervous, and physically delicate child, he was educated at home until, following the family's move to ...

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Aitchison, George (1825–1910), architect, was born in London on 7 November 1825, the son of George Aitchison (1792–1861) and his wife, Maria Freeman. After education at Merchant Taylors' School, London (1835–41), he was articled in 1841 to his father, then architect to the ...

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George Aitchison (1825–1910) by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1900 RIBA Library Drawings Collection, London

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Alexander, Daniel Asher (1768–1846), architect and engineer, was born on 6 May 1768 in the parish of St Olave, Southwark, London, the son of Daniel Alexander, broker, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was educated at St Paul's School and in 1782 he became a student at the ...

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Thomas Allom (1804–1872) by Thomas Carrick, 1846 private collection

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Allom, Thomas (1804–1872), architect and artist, was born on 13 March 1804 at Lambeth, the second of the two children of Thomas Allom (1770–1840), a coachman, and his wife, Martha Rampley (1771–1861), who were both originally from Suffolk. He was articled to the architect ...

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Sir Robert Rowand Anderson (1834–1921) by W. Graham Boss, in or before 1895 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Anderson, Sir Robert Rowand (1834–1921), architect, was born on 5 April 1834 in Edinburgh, the younger son and third of the four children of James Anderson, a solicitor, and his wife, Margaret Rowand of Glasgow. Anderson studied at George Watson's Hospital, Edinburgh, from 1841 to 1848, before leaving to take up a legal apprenticeship for four years. This he abandoned in 1852, when he joined the office of ...

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Archer, Thomas (1668/9–1743), architect and courtier, was born at Umberslade Hall, Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire, the youngest son of Thomas Archer (1617/18–1685), and his wife, Anne (1632/3–1685). His father was a country gentleman who had held a colonelcy in the parliamentary army and at the Restoration became MP for the county; his grandfather ...

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Ashbee, Charles Robert (1863–1942), architect, designer, and social reformer, was born on 17 May 1863 at Spring Grove, Heston, Isleworth, Middlesex, the first of the four children of Henry Spencer Ashbee (1834–1900), merchant and book collector, and his wife, Elizabeth Josephine Jenny (1841–1919)...

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Charles Robert Ashbee (1863–1942) by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1900 in the possession of the Ashbee family

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Ashlin, George Coppinger (1837–1921), architect, was born on 28 May 1837 at Carrigrenane House, Little Island, co. Cork, the third of four children of John Musson Ashlin (d. 1838), a London corn factor, and Dorinda Maria, née Coppinger, whose family had well-established connections in Roman Catholic commercial and religious circles in the southern half of ...

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Aslin, Charles Herbert (1893–1959), architect, was born at 34 Burnell Road, Owlerton, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, on 15 December 1893, the younger of two sons of Arthur William Aslin and his wife, Louisa Annie Outram. His parents were originally from Lincolnshire and Derbyshire, but by the time of ...

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Atkinson, Thomas (bap. 1729, d. 1798), architect and mason, was baptized on 22 June 1729 at Holy Trinity Church, King's Court, York, the son of Thomas Atkinson (d. 1765), a mason, and his wife, Jane Marshall. He worked with his father on ...

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Baines, Sir Frank (1877–1933), architect and architectural preservationist, was born at 1 Maria Terrace, Stepney, Middlesex, on 7 December 1877, the fourth child of Samuel Baines (1840–1913), coppersmith, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Coates. Though Baines habitually stated that he was educated privately, he probably attended the ...

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Baines, Sir George Grenfell- (1908–2003), architect and town planner, was born George Grenfell Baines on 30 April 1908 at 11 Cecilia Street, Preston, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Ernest Charles Baines (1882–1950), railway clerk, and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth, née...

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Baker, Henry Aaron (1753–1836), architect, came from an unknown background. Between 1777 and 1779 he was a student at the Dublin Society's School of Architectural Drawing under Thomas Ivory (d. 1786); he also served a regular apprenticeship to Ivory, whom he assisted in the school. In 1787 he succeeded ...