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Architects & Historical Figures

20 July 2009

W.C. Brangwyn (1837-1907)

William Curtis Brangwyn (1837-1907), was an architect and ecclesiastical decorator who illustrated and self-published Gothic Memorials, a compendium of late-Medieval cemetery art (1861).

19 October 2009

Walker & Howitt

Samuel Dutton Walker formed a partnership with John Howitt (1851-1923), a former pupil, in 1879 and the early 1880s saw impressive examples of their work: shops on Derby Road for Pullman now the...

06 June 2009

Walker, Robin (1924-1991)

Robin Walker (1924 – 1991) joined Michael Scott’s office in 1948, a year after graduating from UCD. Previously he had worked for Scott during his college holidays. After graduating, he worked and studied...

06 May 2010

Waller, Frederick Sandham (1822-1905)

A British architect and antiquarian of Gloucester, where he was the resident architect to the dean and chapter of Gloucester Cathedral. He began his career in the office of the civil engineer and...

29 June 2009

Walter H. Brierley (1862-1926)

York architect Walter Henry Brierley practised in the city for 40 years around the turn of the 20th century. He was known as “the Yorkshire Lutyens”. Between 1885 and 1926, Briereley was responsible...

08 June 2009

Waterhouse, Alfred (1830-1905)

Waterhouse was particularly associated with the Victorian Gothic revival. He is perhaps best known for his design for the Natural History Museum in London, although he also built a wide variety of other...

08 June 2009

Waterhouse, Gilbert (1883-1916)

Gilbert Waterhouse was an English architect and, later, war poet. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme while serving as a second lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion...

08 June 2009

Webb, Sir Aston (1849-1930)

Sir Aston Webb, RA, FRIBA, (May 22, 1849 – August 21, 1930) was an English architect, active in the late 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. He was President...

08 June 2009

Weir Schultz, Robert (1860-1951)

Robert Weir Schultz was born in Port Glasgow on 26 July 1860, the son of Henry Schultz, sugar refiner, and Isabella Smail Weir, youngest daughter of Robert Weir, a physician in Galashiels, where...

08 June 2009

Welch, Herbert Arthur (1884-1953)

Started his career as one of Raymond Unwin’s team of architects working on Hampstead Garden Suburb, designing properties in Golders Green Road and Hendon Fire Station (1912). In 1929 Welch formed a partnership...