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Abraham, Robert (1775–1850), architect  

Annette Peach

Abraham, Robert (1775–1850), architect, was born in the parish of St Pancras, London, on 12 February 1775, the son of John Abraham, builder, and his wife, Mary, née Mottershead. He became a pupil under the surveyor James Bowen, and began his professional life as a ...

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Adam, James (1732–1794), architect  

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Adam, John (1721–1792), architect  

A. A. Tait

Adam, John (1721–1792), architect, was born in Edinburgh. He was the eldest of the four sons of the entrepreneur and architect William Adam (bap. 1689, d. 1748) and his wife, Mary Robertson (1699–1761). He attended Dalkeith grammar school. His father's sudden death in 1748 propelled him into the main stream of Scottish life during the ...

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Adam, John (1721–1792)  

Maker: James Tassie

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John Adam (1721–1792) by James Tassie, 1791 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Adam, Robert (1728–1792)  

Maker: George Willison

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Robert Adam (1728–1792) attrib. George Willison, c. 1770–74 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Adam, Robert (1728–1792), architect  

A. A. Tait

Adam, Robert (1728–1792), architect, was born at Kirkcaldy in Fife on 3 July 1728, the second son of William Adam (bap. 1689, d. 1748), architect, and his wife, Mary Robertson (1699–1761), the daughter of William Robertson of Gladney. He was educated at the high school of ...

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Adam, William (bap. 1689, d. 1748), builder and architect  

James Macaulay

Adam, William (bap. 1689, d. 1748), builder and architect, was baptized on 24 October 1689 at Abbotshall church, Kirkcaldy, Fife. He was the only surviving child of John Adam, builder and merchant, and of his wife, Helen, daughter of the third Lord Cranstoun...

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Adams, Robert (d. 1595), architect  

Malcolm Airs

Adams, Robert (d. 1595), architect, was one of seven surviving children of Clement Adams (c. 1519–1587), schoolmaster to the royal pages of honour (1552–87) and a designer and engraver of some reputation, who wrote a Latin account of Richard Chancellor's expedition of 1553–4 to ...

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Adburgham [former name Abram], Jocelyn Frere (1900-1979), architect and town planner  

Elizabeth Darling

Adburgham [former name Abram], Jocelyn Frere (1900-1979), architect and town planner, was born at Sylvans, Peaslake, Surrey, on 24 May 1900, the second daughter of Edward William Abram (1869–1929), newspaper proprietor, and his wife, Lucy, née Ashton (1865–1942...

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Adshead, Stanley Davenport (1868–1946), architect and town planner  

Alan Powers

Adshead, Stanley Davenport (1868–1946), architect and town planner, was born at Bowden Vale, Bowden, Cheshire, on 8 March 1868. He was the second of eight children and eldest son of Joseph Adshead, an artist, and his wife, Eliza Davies. He was educated at ...

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Aikin, Edmund (1780–1820), architect  

Annette Peach

Aikin, Edmund (1780–1820), architect, was born on 2 October 1780 at Warrington, Lancashire, the youngest son of John Aikin (1747–1822), physician and author, and his wife, Martha, née Jennings (c.1746–1830). His two brothers, Charles Rochemont Aikin and Arthur Aikin, achieved prominence in the fields of surgery and natural science respectively. A shy, nervous, and physically delicate child, he was educated at home until, following the family's move to ...

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Aitchison, George (1825–1910)  

Maker: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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George Aitchison (1825–1910) by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1900 RIBA Library Drawings Collection, London

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Aitchison, George (1825–1910), architect  

J. Mordaunt Crook

Aitchison, George (1825–1910), architect, was born in London on 7 November 1825, the son of George Aitchison (1792–1861) and his wife, Maria Freeman. After education at Merchant Taylors' School, London (1835–41), he was articled in 1841 to his father, then architect to the ...

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Aiton [married name Tollenaar], Norah (1903–1988), architect  

Lynne Walker

Aiton [married name Tollenaar], Norah (1903–1988), architect, was born on 13 June 1903, at St. Nicholas, Hanger Lane, Ealing, London, the third and youngest child of John Arthur Aiton (1864–1950), a mechanical engineer and manufacturer who became governing director of ...

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Albery, Jessica Mary (1908–1990), architect and town planner  

Lynne Walker

Albery, Jessica Mary (1908–1990), architect and town planner, was born at 44 Queens Road, St. John’s Wood, London, on 11 June 1908, the only daughter and eldest of three children of Irving James Albery (1879–1967), a stockbroker who was later Conservative MP for ...

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Alexander, Daniel Asher (1768–1846), architect and engineer  

Annette Peach

Alexander, Daniel Asher (1768–1846), architect and engineer, was born on 6 May 1768 in the parish of St Olave, Southwark, London, the son of Daniel Alexander, broker, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was educated at St Paul's School and in 1782 he became a student at the ...

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Allen, James Mountford (1809–1883), architect  

Annette Peach

Allen, James Mountford (1809–1883), architect, was born on 14 August 1809 at Crewkerne, Somerset, the son of the Revd John Allen (bap. 1771, d. 1841), vicar of Bleddington, Gloucestershire, formerly headmaster of Crewkerne grammar school, and his wife, Jane Ann, née...

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Allom, Thomas (1804–1872), architect and artist  

Diana Brooks

Allom, Thomas (1804–1872), architect and artist, was born on 13 March 1804 at Lambeth, the second of the two children of Thomas Allom (1770–1840), a coachman, and his wife, Martha Rampley (1771–1861), who were both originally from Suffolk. He was articled to the architect ...

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Allom, Thomas (1804–1872)  

Maker: Thomas Carrick

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Thomas Allom (1804–1872) by Thomas Carrick, 1846 private collection

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Anderson, Sir Robert Rowand (1834–1921)  

Maker: W. Graham Boss

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Sir Robert Rowand Anderson (1834–1921) by W. Graham Boss, in or before 1895 Scottish National Portrait Gallery