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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Annette Peach

Baily, Charles (1815–1878), architect and archaeologist, was born at 71 Gracechurch Street, London, on 10 April 1815, the third son of William Baily, of Gracechurch Street, East Dulwich, and Standon, Dorking, Surrey, and his wife, Susanna. John Walker Baily was one of his brothers. He was a pupil of ...

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Bell, Thomas (1785–1860), land surveyor and book collector, was born on 16 December 1785 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the second son of John Bell (1755–1816), a land surveyor and bookseller, and his wife, Margaret, the daughter of John Gray, of Combfield House, co. Durham...

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Thompson Cooper

revised by J. A. Marchand

Browne, Thomas (1702–1780), herald and land surveyor, was born in Derby, the second son of John Browne of Ashbourne, Derbyshire. He was first employed as surveyor to John Warburton, Somerset herald, and then to the dukes of Beaufort. He entered the College of Arms...

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Burrough, Sir James (1691–1764), architect and college head, was born on 1 September 1691, the son of Dr James Burrough, a physician at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and his wife, Amy. He was educated from 1700 at Bury grammar school, and in March 1708 entered ...

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Byres, James, of Tonley (1734–1817), antiquary and architect, was born on 7 May 1734 at Tonley, his family's estate in the parish of Tough, Aberdeenshire; he was the first of the seven children of Patrick Byres (b. 1713), laird of Tonley, and of his wife, ...

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James Byres of Tonley (1734–1817) by John Bogle, pubd 1782 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Paul Waterhouse

revised by John Elliott

Davis, Charles Edward (1827–1902), architect and antiquary, was born on 29 August 1827 near Bath, the son of Edward Davis, architect, and his wife, Dorothy (née Walker), the widow of Captain Johnston. His father practised in Bath, and had been a pupil of ...

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Essex, James (bap. 1722, d. 1784), architect and antiquary, was born in Cambridge and baptized there at St Botolph's Church on 25 August 1722, the only child of James Essex (d. 1750), joiner, and his wife, Bridget née Prigg (c.1700–1784)...

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Falkener, Edward [pseud. E. F. O. Thurcastle] (1814–1896), architect and archaeologist, was born in London on 28 February 1814, the son of Lyon Falkener (1777–1864), clerk of the ordnance department in the Tower of London, and his wife, Mary, née Stowell (1775–1840)...

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French, George Russell (1803–1881), genealogist and architect, was born in London. After being educated privately, he became an architect. Between 1821 and 1832 he exhibited at the Royal Academy from Wanstead, Essex, but by 1836 he was living in Leytonstone. In the 1840s he practised from ...

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Garlake, Peter Storr (1934–2011), architect and archaeologist, was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on 11 January 1934, the son of Storr Garlake (1904–1983), army officer, later (as a major-general) chief of the general staff of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, and his wife, ...

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Geddes, Sir Patrick (1854–1932), social evolutionist and city planner, was born at Ballater, west Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on 2 October 1854, the youngest son of Alexander Geddes (1808–1899), and his wife, Janet Stivenson. His father was a quartermaster in the Black Watch; his mother came from a family of strict Presbyterian covenanters....

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Sir Patrick Geddes (1854–1932) by Lafayette, 1931 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Godfrey, Walter Hindes (1881–1961), architect and antiquary, was born at home at 102 Greenwood Road, Hackney, London, on 2 August 1881, the eldest son of Walter Scott Godfrey, who at that time was conducting a small wine business, and his wife, Gertrude Annie Rendall...

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Bertha Porter

revised by M. A. Goodall

Goldicutt, John (1793–1842), architect and antiquary, was the son of Hugh Goldicutt (d. 1823), bank cashier, and his wife, Celia, née Scholar (1756–1813). In 1803 he entered the bank of Messrs Herries, Farquhar & Co., where his father was chief cashier and confidential clerk, but he left on 30 June of the following year and was placed with ...

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J. K. Laughton

revised by Sarah Bendall

Gosling, Ralph (bap. 1693, d. 1757), schoolmaster and land surveyor, fifth and youngest child of Charles Gosling (fl. 1677–1693), yeoman, of Stubley, in the parish of Dronfield in Derbyshire, was baptized in the parish church there on 15 July 1693. By 1720 he had moved to ...

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Bertha Porter

revised by Valerie Scott

Griffith, William Pettit (1815–1884), architect and antiquary, was born on 7 July 1815 at 9 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London, the son of John William Griffith (c.1790–1855), architect, who lived at that address for more than half a century. He was brought up to be an architect, and before he was twenty was writing notes in ...

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Hall, Sir Peter Geoffrey (1932–2014), geographer and town planner, was born on 19 March 1932 in New End Hospital, Hampstead, London, the elder son of Arthur Vickers Hall (1885–1973), clerical officer with the Pensions Service, and his wife Bertha, née Keefe...