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Baker, Laurence Wilfred [Laurie] (1917–2007), architect in India, was born on 2 March 1917 at 6 Kings Road, Erdington, Birmingham, the third son and youngest of four children of Charles Frederick Baker, a clerk at the local gasworks, and later chief accountant of ...

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Darbyshire, Alfred (1839–1908), architect, was born on 20 June 1839 at 8 Peru Street, Salford, Lancashire, the son of William Darbyshire, manager of a dyeworks, and his wife, Mary Bancroft. He was a nephew of George Bradshaw, originator of the railway guide. Of an old Quaker family, he went to Quaker schools, first that of ...

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Harrison, Peter (1716–1775), merchant and architect, was born on 14 June 1716 in or near York, the last of four children of Thomas Harrison (1670–1737), a Quaker, and his wife, Elizabeth Dennyson (1683–1753), of York. Although no record has been found of formal architectural training, ...

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Charles Hutton

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Holden, Charles Henry (1875–1960), architect, was born on 12 May 1875 at Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire, the youngest of five children of Joseph Holden, draper and milliner, and his wife, Ellen Bolton. His childhood was unsettled by the bankruptcy of his father, and then by the death of his mother in 1883. He went to school in ...

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Parker, (Richard) Barry (1867–1947), architect and town planner, the eldest son of Robert Parker (1826–1901), a bank manager, and his wife, Frances (Fanny) Booth (1835–1922), was born at Chesterfield, Derbyshire, on 18 November 1867. He was educated at schools in Ashover and Buxton...

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Rickman, Thomas (1776–1841), architect, was born on 8 June 1776 in Maidenhead, Berkshire, the eldest surviving son and third of the eleven children of Joseph Rickman (1749–1810) and Sarah Neave Rickman (1747–1809), members of the Society of Friends. His diaries in the library of the ...

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See Maxwell, James

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Waterhouse, Alfred (1830–1905), architect, was born on 19 July 1830 in Aigburth, Liverpool, the eldest of seven children of Alfred Waterhouse (1798–1873), cotton broker of Liverpool (later of Whiteknights, Reading), and his wife, Mary Bevan (1805–1880).

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Alfred Waterhouse (1830–1905) by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1891 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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G. S. Boulger

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Woods, Joseph (1776–1864), architect and botanist, was born at Stoke Newington on 24 August 1776, the second son of Joseph Woods, woollen draper, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of Samuel Hoare. Delicate health caused Woods to be removed from school when only thirteen or fourteen years old, and he was mainly self-taught, but became proficient in Latin, Greek, Hebrew, French, Italian, and modern Greek. At sixteen he was articled to a businessman at ...