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

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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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See Harrod, Sir (Henry) Roy Forbes

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

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

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

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Street, George Edmund (1824–1881), architect and architectural theorist, was born on 20 June 1824 at Woodford, Essex, the third son of Thomas Henry Street (d. 1840), solicitor, and his second wife, Mary Anne Millington (d. 1851). A principal shaper of the architectural style later called ‘High Victorian’, he was also one of the most thoughtful architectural writers of his day....

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George Edmund Street (1824–1881) by Lock & Whitfield, pubd 1878 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Wightwick, George (1802–1872), architect and writer on architecture, was born on 26 August 1802 at Alyn Bank, near Mold in Flintshire, the only child of William Wightwick (1775–1811), a country gentleman, and his wife, Anna Maria, née Taylor (1779–1864). William Wightwick was accidentally drowned in 1811, and in 1815 ...