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Gordon Goodwin

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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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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

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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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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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Bertha Porter

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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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Henry Hare, second Baron Coleraine (bap. 1636, d. 1708) by unknown engraver, 1703 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hare, Henry, second Baron Coleraine (bap. 1636, d. 1708), antiquary and architect, was baptized on 21 April 1636 at Totteridge, Hertfordshire, the eldest son of Hugh Hare, first Baron Coleraine (1605/6–1667), and his wife, Lady Lucy (d. 1682), daughter of Henry Montagu, ...

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Herron, Ronald James (1930–1994), architect, was born at 330 Southwark Park Road, Bermondsey, London, on 12 August 1930, the son of James Herron and his wife, Louisa (née Leakey). Ron Herron's family circumstances were modest—his father was a leatherworker and amateur artist. He was educated at a local elementary school and, from 1944, at ...

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Inwood, Henry William (1794–1843), architect and archaeologist, was born on 22 May 1794, and baptized on 25 June 1794 at St Pancras Old Church, London, the eldest son of William Inwood (1771/2–1843), surveyor and architect, and his wife, Mary Townsend. He worked in his father's office from an early age and submitted his first design (for a garden seat) to 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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Medd [née Crowley], Mary Beaumont (1907–2005), architect and educationist, was born at 31 Wilmer Drive, Heaton, Bradford, on 4 August 1907, the younger daughter of Ralph Henry Crowley (1869–1953), physician, and his wife, Muriel, née Priestman (1880–1975). Her mother came from a local Quaker family of wool manufacturers with a tradition of philanthropy and culture. At the time of ...