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George Gilbert Scott

04 December 2013

1858 – George Gilbert’s Scott’s design for Foreign Office, London

Architect: George Gilbert Scott The Foreign and Commonwealth Office building originally provided premises for four separate government departments: the Foreign Office, the India Office, the Colonial Office, and the Home Office. Construction on...

31 March 2013

1867 – George Gilbert Scott’s Design for Royal Courts of Justice, London

Architect: George Gilbert Scott One of the designs submitted for the Royal Courts of Justice competition in London, which was won by George Edmund Street. Published in The Building News, July 12 1867.

16 March 2013

1872 – All Saints Church, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Architect: George Gilbert Scott Sometimes referred to as the “cathedral” of the Island, overlooking the Solent, built to a decorated gothic design by Sir Gilbert Scott in the 1870s. The foundation stone was...

11 March 2013

1869 – Restoration of Chester Cathedral, Cheshire

Architect: George Gilbert Scott, From The Building News: “WE give this week two views of Chester Cathedral as it will appear when restored. Tradition, in this as in so many other cases, ascribes...

26 February 2013

1863 – Design for new Infirmary, Leeds, Yorkshire

Architect: George Gilbert Scott Construction of the current hospital on its new site in Great George Street started in 1863 to the designs of Sir George Gilbert Scott. Before drawing up the plans...

30 January 2013

1861 – St. Michael’s Church, Cornhill, London

Architect: George Gilbert Scott St Michael, Cornhill was the site ofa medieval parish church, which was lost in the Great Fire of London, and replaced by the present building, traditionally attributed to Sir...

25 July 2012

1877 – Proposed arrangement of interior, Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire

Architect: George Gilbert Scott Interior View shewing proposed arrangement of portion of Choir. Some restoration undertaken in the 19th century under Sir Gilbert Scott included the rood screen that replaced the one removed...

02 July 2012

1870 – St. Peters Church, Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire

Architects: Thomas Rickman, Gilbert Scott, T. Willement Altar Window designed by T. Willement and published in The Building News, July 8th 1870. St. Peters Church is one of the earliest and best examples...

20 April 2011

The saintly and the sybaritic: restoring London’s astonishing St. Pancras hotel.

Photograph © Morley von Sternberg http://www.vonsternberg.com Some buildings are more than mere buildings. They are symbols of something else. Consider the Sydney Opera House. Not great for opera, I’m told, but who cares?...