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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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Dower, John Gordon (1900–1947), architect and promoter of national parks, was born at 1 Ashburn Place, Ilkley, Yorkshire on 2 September 1900, the eldest child of Robert Shillito Dower (1870–1953), company director of George Depledge, steel merchant, Leeds, and a Methodist lay preacher, and his wife, ...

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Feilden, Sir Bernard Melchior (1919–2008), conservation architect, was born on 11 September 1919 at 31 Meadway Court, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, a twin son and one of five brothers born to Robert Humphrey Feilden (1884–1925), a mechanical engineer and major in the Royal Field Artillery special reserve...

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FitzRoy, Hugh Denis Charles, eleventh duke of Grafton (1919–2011), architectural conservationist and landowner, was born on 3 April 1919 in Cape Town, South Africa, the elder son and eldest of three children of Charles Alfred Euston FitzRoy, later tenth duke of Grafton (1892–1970)...

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