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Baines, Sir George Grenfell- (1908–2003), architect and town planner, was born George Grenfell Baines on 30 April 1908 at 11 Cecilia Street, Preston, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Ernest Charles Baines (1882–1950), railway clerk, and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth, née...

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Baker, Laurence Wilfred [Laurie] (1917–2007), architect in India, was born on 2 March 1917 at 6 Kings Road, Erdington, Birmingham, the third son and youngest of four children of Charles Frederick Baker, a clerk at the local gasworks, and later chief accountant of ...

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Coates, Wells Wintemute (1895–1958), architect and industrial designer, was born on 17 December 1895 in Tokyo, Japan, the eldest of the six children of the Revd Dr Harper Havelock Coates (1865–1934), Canadian-born Methodist medical missionary and professor of philosophy and comparative religion at the ...

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Sir (William) Alfred Gelder (1855–1941) by John Henry Frederick Bacon, 1904 Hull and East Riding Museum / Bridgeman Art Library

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Gelder, Sir (William) Alfred (1855–1941), architect and politician, was born on 12 May 1855 at North Cave, East Riding of Yorkshire, the son of William Gelder (1820–1892), joiner, builder, and timber merchant, and his wife, Mary Jane, née Jackson (1816/17–1895). He was educated at a private school at ...

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Enoch Bassett Keeling (1837–1886) by unknown photographer, c. 1884 © National Portrait Gallery, London / Country Life Picture Library

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Keeling, Enoch Bassett (1837–1886), architect, was born on 15 March 1837 in Sunderland, the son of Isaac Keeling (1789–1869), a Wesleyan minister there, and his wife, Esther. He was baptized on 16 June 1837 at Sans Street Wesleyan Chapel, Bishopwearmouth. He was articled in 1852 to the ...

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Picton, Sir James Allanson (1805–1889), antiquary and architect, the son of William Pickton, a joiner and timber merchant, was born in Highfield Street, Liverpool, on 2 December 1805. After an elementary education at Richard Prior's school, Church Lane, St Peter's, Liverpool, he entered his father's business at the age of thirteen. A few years later he joined the office of ...

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Sir James Allanson Picton (1805–1889) by William Barnes Boadle, 1887 Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool)

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Pilkington, Frederick Thomas (1832–1898), architect, was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, the elder son of Thomas Pilkington (b. c.1799), a Methodist architect and brickmaker, and his wife, Jane Butterworth. He trained with his father, but spent one year (c.1853) in ...

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Pocock, William Fuller (1779–1849), architect, was born in the City of London, possibly at Fetter Lane, on 26 September 1779, the eldest son of William Pocock (1750–1835), a carpenter and joiner, and his wife, Hannah (d. 1830), daughter of Major Fuller of ...

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Potts, Edward (1839–1909), architect, was born at Bolton Street, Bury, Lancashire, on 2 March 1839, the younger son of Edward Potts, a draper, and his wife, Mary, née Diggle. He was educated locally, then moved to Oldham and was taken into partnership by the well-known local architect ...

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Poulson, John Garlick Llewellyn (1910–1993), architect and criminal, was born on 14 April 1910 at Hill Top, Knottingley, near Pontefract, Yorkshire, the elder of the two sons of Charles Ernest Austrick Poulson, an earthenware manufacturer and lay Methodist preacher, and his wife, Sarah Garlick...