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Samuel Morrison

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Aslin, Charles Herbert (1893–1959), architect, was born at 34 Burnell Road, Owlerton, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, on 15 December 1893, the younger of two sons of Arthur William Aslin and his wife, Louisa Annie Outram. His parents were originally from Lincolnshire and Derbyshire, but by the time of ...

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Bilson, John (1856–1943), architect and architectural historian, was born on 23 September 1856 at Crown Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire, the eldest son of John Bilson (1828/9–1892), maltings clerk, and his wife, Eliza Ann, née Mayston (1827–1910). He was educated at Wesley College, Sheffield, and was placed fifth nationally in the honours division for matriculation for the ...

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Birch, George Henry (1842–1904), architect and museum curator, was born on 2 January 1842 in Canonbury, London, the fourth son of Charles Birch and his wife, Emma Eliza Cope. He was educated at Darnell's private academy in Theberton Street, Islington, and was articled in 1858 to the architect ...

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Bolton, Arthur Thomas (1864–1945), architect and architectural historian, was born on 14 April 1864 at 37 Westbourne Park, Bayswater, London, the second son in a family of five sons and three daughters of Thomas Bolton (1819–1895), solicitor, and his wife, Emily Wildman (1831–1906)...

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Chute, John (1701–1776), architect and connoisseur of the arts and literature, was born on 30 December 1701, the youngest in the family of five sons and five daughters of Edward Chute (1658–1722) of The Vyne, Sherborne, Hampshire, and his wife, Catherine, daughter of the lawyer ...

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Clarke, Sir Caspar Purdon (1846–1911), museum director and architect, was born at Richmond, co. Dublin, on 21 December 1846, the second son of Edward Marmaduke Clarke, of an old Somerset family, who married Mary Agnes, daughter of James Close of Armagh. Clarke was educated at ...

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Fletcher, Sir Banister Flight (1866–1953), architect and architectural historian, was born in Bloomsbury, London, on 15 February 1866, the elder son of the architect Banister Fletcher (1833–1899) and his wife, Eliza Jane (May) Phillips. He was educated at the Norfolk county school, and at ...

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George Godwin (1813–1888) by Ernest Edwards, pubd 1865 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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G. B. Smith

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Godwin, George (1813–1888), architect and journal editor, was born in Brompton Terrace, Kensington, London, on 28 January 1813, one of nine children of George Godwin senior (1780–1863) and his wife, Mary Anne (1790–1872). His father was an architect and surveyor who played a significant role in the development of ...

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Halfpenny, William [pseud. Michael Hoare] (d. 1755), architect and writer on architecture, was the author of The Builder's Pocket-Companion (1728), which he published under the pseudonym Michael Hoare. The identity of his alias was revealed in Batty Langley's Ancient Masonry (1736). Although ...

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Horne, Herbert Percy (1864–1916), architect, art collector, and art historian, was born at 10 Russell Square, London, on 18 February 1864, the son of Horace Horne (d. 1894), architect, and his wife, Hannah Louisa Gibson (d. 1903). After attending Miss Moore's day school...

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John Thomas Micklethwaite (1843–1906) by George Charles Beresford © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Paul Waterhouse

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Micklethwaite, John Thomas (1843–1906), architect and ecclesiologist, was born at Rishworth House, Wakefield, Yorkshire, on 3 May 1843, the son of James Micklethwaite of Hopton, Mirfield, worsted spinner and colliery owner, and his wife, Sarah Eliza Stanway of Manchester. After private education at ...

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Nuttgens, Patrick John (1930–2004), architect, broadcaster, and educationist, was born on 2 March 1930 at The Studio, Whiteleaf, Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire, the second son and third of four children of Joseph Edward Nuttgens (1892–1982), professionally known as J. E. Nuttgens, a stained-glass artist of German origin, and his first wife, ...

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Edward Schroder Prior (1852–1932) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Prior, Edward Schroder (1852–1932), architect and writer on architecture, was born on 4 January 1852 at Croom's Hill, Greenwich, Kent, the sixth of eleven children of John Venn Prior (1812–1855), barrister, and his wife, Hebe Catherine Templer (d. 1887), headmistress, the daughter of ...

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Rupert Alexander Alec- Smith (1913–1983) by Walter Goodin, 1952 Hull and East Riding Museum / Bridgeman Art Library

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Smith, Rupert Alexander Alec- (1913–1983), architectural conservationist and local politician, was born on 5 September 1913 at Elloughton, near Hull, the only son and elder of the two children of Alexander Smith (1877–1952), timber merchant, and his wife, Lucy Adelaide, née Horsley (1879–1957)...

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Peter Thornton

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Spiers, Walter Lewis (1848–1917), museum curator and architect, was born on 27 July 1848 in Headington, Oxford, and baptized on 1 October at St Giles', Oxford, the fourth son in the family of seven sons and six daughters of Richard James Spiers (1806–1877)...