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Baines, Sir Frank (1877–1933), architect and architectural preservationist, was born at 1 Maria Terrace, Stepney, Middlesex, on 7 December 1877, the fourth child of Samuel Baines (1840–1913), coppersmith, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Coates. Though Baines habitually stated that he was educated privately, he probably attended the ...

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Harris, Sir Alan James (1916–2000), civil and structural engineer, was born on 8 July 1916 at 15 Lincoln Avenue, Plymouth, the elder son and eldest of three children of Walter Herbert Harris, an electrical engineer's draughtsman at HM Dockyard, Plymouth, and his wife, ...

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Inwood, William (1771/2–1843), architect and surveyor, was born at Caen Wood, Highgate, the son of Daniel Inwood, bailiff to Lord Mansfield. He was brought up as an architect and surveyor, and became steward to Lord Colchester and practised as a surveyor. On 8 July 1793 he married, at ...

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James, John (c. 1672–1746), architect, surveyor, and carpenter, was the eldest son of the Revd John James (c.1645–1733). It is clear from his memorial tablet in St Mary's Church, Eversley, Hampshire, that his parents were not Thomas and Elinor James, as was once thought. ...

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Jupp, Richard (1728–1799), architect and surveyor, born in London, was the elder son of Richard Jupp (fl. c.1700–c.1770) of St John's parish, Clerkenwell, master of the Carpenters' Company in 1768, to whom he was apprenticed, and possibly Sarah Bibings (...

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Keene, Henry (1726–1776), architect and surveyor, was born in Ealing on 15 November 1726, the son of Henry Keene and Elizabeth Elkins. His father is thought to have been the carpenter who worked on Ealing parish church, which was designed by James Horne...

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L. H. Cust

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Lapidge, Edward (1779–1860), architect and surveyor, was the eldest son of Samuel Lapidge (d. 1806), the chief gardener at Hampton Court and before that an assistant to Lancelot Brown; he was the brother of Rear-Admiral William Lapidge (1793–1860). He is known to have had three sons: ...

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Mills, Peter (bap. 1598, d. 1670), surveyor and architect, was baptized on 12 February 1598, the son of John Mills, tailor, in East Dean, Sussex. He was apprenticed in 1613 to John Williams, a London bricklayer. From 1643 until about 1660, Mills was bricklayer to the ...

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Mountague, William (1773–1843), architect and surveyor, was baptized on 16 May 1773 at St Luke's, Old Street, Finsbury, London, the son of William Mountague (d. 1791), City official, and his wife, Sarah. He was a pupil of George Dance the younger, surveyor to the ...

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Oliver, Thomas (1791–1857), architect and surveyor, was born on 14 January 1791 at Over Crailing, near Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, the second son of Adam Oliver (1749–1793), weaver, and his wife, Elizabeth Bell (1762–1829). He was educated at Jedburgh School before working for his future father-in-law, ...

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Laurence Binyon

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Peacock, James (1735/1738–1814), architect and surveyor, was for over forty years assistant clerk of works to the City of London. Nothing is known of his early life, although, according to Sir John Soane, Peacock became acquainted with George Dance the younger soon after ...

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Pilkington, William (1758–1848), surveyor and architect, was born on 7 September 1758 at Hatfield, near Doncaster, Yorkshire, the elder son of William Pilkington (fl. c.1720–c.1765), jockey, of Hatfield, and his second wife, Elizabeth (fl. c.1730–c.1760)...

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Robinson, William (c. 1720–1775), architect, was born in Durham, the eldest son of William Robinson of Durham, described in his will as 'gardener', and his wife, Mary. His brother Thomas (1727–1810) was a master gardener at Kensington, while another brother, Robert (1734–1794), practised as an architect and landscape gardener in ...

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Robson, Edward Robert (1835–1917), architect and surveyor, was born in Durham on 2 March 1835, the eldest son of Robert Robson and his wife, Susanna. His father was a prominent local builder, an alderman, justice of the peace, and three times mayor of ...

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Thorpe, John (1564/5–1655), surveyor and architect, was born into a family of masons in the quarrying village of Kingscliffe, Northamptonshire. He was the second son of Thomas Thorpe (d. 1596), who worked as master mason on the building of Kirby Hall, Northamptonshire...

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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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Wood, Sancton (1815–1886), architect and surveyor, was born in April 1815 at Hackney, Middlesex, the youngest of six children and the only son of John Wood and his wife, Harriet Russell, who was a member of the Smirke family of Wigton, Cumberland. His father was a member of an old and prosperous ...