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Coates, Wells Wintemute (1895–1958), architect and industrial designer, was born on 17 December 1895 in Tokyo, Japan, the eldest of the six children of the Revd Dr Harper Havelock Coates (1865–1934), Canadian-born Methodist medical missionary and professor of philosophy and comparative religion at the ...

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Lethaby, William Richard (1857–1931), educationist and architect, was born at Grosvenor Street, Barnstaple, on 18 January 1857, the only son and youngest of two children of Richard Pyle Lethaby (d. c.1904), of Barnstaple, and his wife, Mary Rowe Crago (d...

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William Richard Lethaby (1857–1931) by unknown photographer RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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Unwin, Sir Raymond (1863–1940), engineer, architect, and town planner, was the younger son of William Unwin (1827–1900) and his wife, Elizabeth Sully, of a family from Bridgwater, Somerset, with shipping interests in the Welsh coal trade. His father had inherited a tannery at ...

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Sir Raymond Unwin (1863–1940) by George Charles Beresford, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Webb, Philip Speakman (1831–1915), architect, was born on 12 January 1831 at 1 Beaumont Street, Oxford, the second among the eleven children of Charles Webb (c.1795–1848), physician, and his wife, M. Elizabeth Speakman. His parents moved c.1834 to 15 St Giles'...

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Philip Speakman Webb (1831–1915) by Charles Fairfax Murray, 1873 © National Portrait Gallery, London