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UK architects

30 June 2009

Hartley, Jesse (1780-1860)

Despite having no experience of dock building, Hartley was the first full-time professional dock engineer in the world. He had previously worked for his father, Bernard Hartley who was a stonemason, architect and...

24 June 2009

Godwin, Edward William (1833-1886)

A progressive British architect-designer, who began working in the strongly polychromatic “Ruskinian Gothic” style of mid-Victorian Britain, inspired by The Stones of Venice, then moved on to provide designs in the “Anglo-Japanese taste”...

21 June 2009

Corson, George (1829-1910)

George Corson was born in Dumfries in 1829, the son of James Corson, Provost 1831-33. He was articled to Walter Newall of Dumfries, and at the end of his articles in 1849 moved...

16 June 2009

Hall, Edwin Thomas (1851-1923)

Edwin Thomas Hall was born in 1851, the son of George Hall, and commenced independent practice in London in 1876. His brother George Alfred Hall (1859) also became an architect, and his son...

16 June 2009

Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-75)

This appreciation was reprinted in Aberdeen in 1925 by W. Jolly & Sons Ltd from the Scottish Ecclesiological Society’s Transactions by J. Jeffrey Waddell, I.A. Alexander Thomson was born at Balfron in the...

16 June 2009

The Life of Alexander Thomson (1817-75)

Thomas Gildard was an architect, an Honorary Member of the Glasgow Architectural Association, and one of the Vice-Presidents of the Architectural Section of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow. This paper was read before...

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...

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...

08 June 2009

Brydon, John McKean (1840-1901)

John McKean Brydon was born in Dunfermline in 1840 and educated at the Commercial Academy there. On 1 September 1856 he was articled to William Hardie Hay and James Murdoch Hay in Liverpool...

08 June 2009

Ellison, Christopher Obie (1832-1904)

Christopher Obie Ellison was born in Liverpool in 1832 or 1833 and was articled to W.H. & J.M. Hay in that city. He commenced practice on his own account in Liverpool in about...