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Architects & Historical Figures

07 June 2009

Bell, Charles (1846-99)

Charles Bell was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire in 1846 and was educated at Grantham Grammar School. Thereafter he worked for a period of time in his brother’s building firm. He subsequently served his...

07 June 2009

Blomfield, Charles James (1862-1932)

Charles James Blomfield was born on 4 February 1862, the son of Arthur William Blomfield. He was educated at Charterhouse and the Royal Academy Schools, and was articled to his father. He commenced...

07 June 2009

Blomfield, Sir Arthur William (1829-99)

Arthur William Blomfield was born on 6 March 1829 at Fulham Palace in London the fourth son of Charles James Blomfield, Bishop of London 1828-1857. He was educated at Rugby School and Trinity...

08 July 2009

Bodley & Garner

George Frederick Bodley formed a partnership with Thomas Garner which lasted from 1869 until 1897. George Frederick Bodley was born in Brighton on 14 March 1827, the son of a doctor who practised...

07 June 2009

Bodley, George (d. 1907)

George Bodley was articled to the famous architect Sir George Gilbert Scott, under whose influence he became imbued with the spirit of the Gothic revival, and he gradually became known as the chief...

06 June 2009

Bowden, John (d. 1822)

Served his apprenticeship with Richard Morrison after studying at the Dublin Society Schools, Bowden was architect to the Board of First Fruits of the Church of Ireland from 1813 to 1821. He designed...

08 June 2009

Bradshaw & Gass

English firm of Architects founded in 1862 by Jonas James Bradshaw (1837-1912). The style Bradshaw Gass & Hope was adopted after J. J. Bradshaw’s death and refers to the remaining partners John Bradshaw...

06 June 2009

Brennan, James M. (1912-1967)

Studied at University College Dublin, graduating 1938. Began to practise privately in 1937 and collaborated with Michael Scott on the Inchicore Chassis Factory. In the early 1950′s he was appointed Housing Architect with...

08 June 2009

Briggs, Robert Alexander (1858-1916)

Robert Alexander Briggs was born in London and educated at Smallwood, Hampstead and Sherbourne. He was articled to Gilbert R. Redgrave from 1876 until 1879. He attended Royal Academy Schools and Architectural Association...