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Samuel Morrison

revised by Andrew Saint

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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Bilson, John (1856–1943), architect and architectural historian, was born on 23 September 1856 at Crown Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire, the eldest son of John Bilson (1828/9–1892), maltings clerk, and his wife, Eliza Ann, née Mayston (1827–1910). He was educated at Wesley College, Sheffield, and was placed fifth nationally in the honours division for matriculation for the ...

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Chute, John (1701–1776), architect and connoisseur of the arts and literature, was born on 30 December 1701, the youngest in the family of five sons and five daughters of Edward Chute (1658–1722) of The Vyne, Sherborne, Hampshire, and his wife, Catherine, daughter of the lawyer ...

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Paul Waterhouse

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Micklethwaite, John Thomas (1843–1906), architect and ecclesiologist, was born at Rishworth House, Wakefield, Yorkshire, on 3 May 1843, the son of James Micklethwaite of Hopton, Mirfield, worsted spinner and colliery owner, and his wife, Sarah Eliza Stanway of Manchester. After private education at ...

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John Thomas Micklethwaite (1843–1906) by George Charles Beresford © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Nuttgens, Patrick John (1930–2004), architect, broadcaster, and educationist, was born on 2 March 1930 at The Studio, Whiteleaf, Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire, the second son and third of four children of Joseph Edward Nuttgens (1892–1982), professionally known as J. E. Nuttgens, a stained-glass artist of German origin, and his first wife, ...

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Prior, Edward Schroder (1852–1932), architect and writer on architecture, was born on 4 January 1852 at Croom's Hill, Greenwich, Kent, the sixth of eleven children of John Venn Prior (1812–1855), barrister, and his wife, Hebe Catherine Templer (d. 1887), headmistress, the daughter of ...

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Edward Schroder Prior (1852–1932) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Smith, Rupert Alexander Alec- (1913–1983), architectural conservationist and local politician, was born on 5 September 1913 at Elloughton, near Hull, the only son and elder of the two children of Alexander Smith (1877–1952), timber merchant, and his wife, Lucy Adelaide, née Horsley (1879–1957)...

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Rupert Alexander Alec- Smith (1913–1983) by Walter Goodin, 1952 Hull and East Riding Museum / Bridgeman Art Library

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Peter Thornton

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Spiers, Walter Lewis (1848–1917), museum curator and architect, was born on 27 July 1848 in Headington, Oxford, and baptized on 1 October at St Giles', Oxford, the fourth son in the family of seven sons and six daughters of Richard James Spiers (1806–1877)...

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Street, George Edmund (1824–1881), architect and architectural theorist, was born on 20 June 1824 at Woodford, Essex, the third son of Thomas Henry Street (d. 1840), solicitor, and his second wife, Mary Anne Millington (d. 1851). A principal shaper of the architectural style later called ‘High Victorian’, he was also one of the most thoughtful architectural writers of his day....

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George Edmund Street (1824–1881) by Lock & Whitfield, pubd 1878 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Turner, Hugh Thackeray (1853–1937), architect, was born on 8 March 1853 at Foxearth, near Sudbury, Essex, the fourth of the nine children of the Revd John Richard Turner (1825–1908) and his wife, Harriet, née Kebbell. His was a peripatetic childhood, as his father moved through a series of livings in ...

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Wightwick, George (1802–1872), architect and writer on architecture, was born on 26 August 1802 at Alyn Bank, near Mold in Flintshire, the only child of William Wightwick (1775–1811), a country gentleman, and his wife, Anna Maria, née Taylor (1779–1864). William Wightwick was accidentally drowned in 1811, and in 1815 ...

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Paul Waterhouse

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Wyatt, Sir Matthew Digby (1820–1877), architect and writer on art, was born on 28 July 1820 at Rowde, near Devizes, Wiltshire, the youngest son of Matthew Wyatt (1773–1831), a barrister and police magistrate in London and Ireland, and his wife, Anne, daughter of ...

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Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt (1820–1877) by Fradelle & Marshall private collection; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London