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08 June 2009

Shaw, Richard Norman (1831-1912)

Shaw was born in Edinburgh, but moved to London in 1845. In the following year heentered the London office of William Burn, a Scottish architect with a large country house practice. He studied...

08 June 2009

Scott, John Oldrid (1841-1913)

Born in London, the second son of Sir George Gilbert Scott, and father of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960), he trained with his brother, George jnr, in his father’s office from 1860. He...

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

William Henry Romaine-Walker (1854-1940)

William Henry Romaine-Walker was a member of the family of dealers who ran Walker’s Galleries. Following his schooling at Lancing College, he was articled for five years to one of the leading Victorian...

08 June 2009

Robson, Edward Robert (1835-1917)

Edward Robert Robson was born in Durham on 2 March 1835 and from 1851-53 worked in the building firm of his father. During this time he executed his first design for the Bethel...

08 June 2009

Pugin, Edward Welby (1834-1875)

The founder of the Pugin & Pugin practice was Edward Welby Pugin, born in London on 11 March 1834, eldest son of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin and his second wife Louisa Burton. He...

08 June 2009

Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore (1812-52)

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was an English architect, designer, and theorist of design, now best remembered for his work on churches and on the Houses of Parliament. was the son of a French...

08 June 2009

Andrew Noble Prentice (1866-1941)

November 1883 to 1888, remaining as assistant for a few months after completing his apprenticeship. In the latter year he won the Soane Medallion, which together with family money enabled him to undertake...

08 June 2009

Phipps, Charles John (1835-97)

Born in Bath, his first major work was the rebuilding of Theatre Royal, Bath in 1862/3, after the old theatre had been destroyed by fire. Moving to London, he quickly established himself as...