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Abercrombie, Sir (Leslie) Patrick (1879–1957), town planner, was born on 6 June 1879 at Green Bank, Sale, Altrincham, one of a family of nine. His father, William Abercrombie (1838–1908), born in Bradford, was a Manchester stockbroker and businessman, with literary and artistic interests; his mother, ...

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Sir (Leslie) Patrick Abercrombie (1879–1957) by Howard Coster, 1944 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Osborn, Sir Frederic James (1885–1978), town planner and writer, was born on 26 May 1885 in Kennington, London, the eldest in the family of the two sons and one daughter of Thomas Frederick Osborn (d. 1913), mercantile clerk of Kennington, and his wife, ...

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Pearson, Charles (1793–1862), lawyer and urban reformer, was born on 4 October 1793 at 25 Clement's Lane, London, son of Thomas Pearson, upholsterer and feather merchant, and his wife, Sarah. Educated at Eastbourne, Sussex, he was initially apprenticed to his father, but was admitted solicitor in 1816, and developed an extensive practice. He was made free of the ...

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Reilly, Sir Charles Herbert (1874–1948), architect and town planner, was born at 3 Manor Villas, Stoke Newington, London, on 4 March 1874, the son of Charles T. Reilly (1844–1928), architect and surveyor to the Worshipful Company of Drapers, and his wife, Annie, formerly Mee...

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Unwin, Sir Raymond (1863–1940), engineer, architect, and town planner, was the younger son of William Unwin (1827–1900) and his wife, Elizabeth Sully, of a family from Bridgwater, Somerset, with shipping interests in the Welsh coal trade. His father had inherited a tannery at ...

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Sir Raymond Unwin (1863–1940) by George Charles Beresford, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wilson, Sir Thomas Maryon, eighth baronet (1800–1869), landowner and thwarted urban developer, was born on 14 April 1800 at Southend, Essex, the eldest of the six children of Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, seventh baronet (d. 1821), and his wife, Elizabeth (d...

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Wood, John (bap. 1704, d. 1754), architect and town planner, was born in Bath and baptized at St James's Church there on 26 August 1704, the son of George Wood, a local builder still working in Bath in 1727, of whom otherwise nothing is known (though he may have been connected with a ...