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Category Archives: Architects and Sculptors

Gilbert Blount: An architect through his diaries

GILBERT BLOUNT: AN ARCHITECT THROUGH HIS DIARIES BY PHILIPPA HUNTER To be continued and the footnotes added   An overshadowed architect, seen through the eyes of his diaries and correspondence. Gilbert … Continue reading

May 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

William Drinkwater Gough

  WILLIAM DRINKWATER GOUGH By Michael Dummer (2008) The Search for St Alphege’s Sculptor – The Carvings at St Alphege’s Church, Oldfield Park, Bath At long last light has been thrown … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gilbert Blount – A Miscellany

Gilbert Robert Blount (1819-1876), Architect     See also the more recent blog: Gilbert Blount: An architect through his diaries In “Architects and Sculptors”   Gilbert Blount-Victorian Architect by Philippa Hunter … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pugin and Bucknall at Fairford?

I. ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY, HORCOTT – A PUGIN CHURCH? II. HORCOTT PRESBYTERY – BUCKNALL’S FORGOTTEN HOUSE by Richard Barton (2004)   I. ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY, HORCOTT – A … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brown Family – Carvers of the Caryatides

Please click on the following link to read a fascinating piece of detective work about the Caryatides of Cheltenham (Adobe Reader required)… Carvers of the Caryatides

August 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Philip Lindsey Clark

The following notes are the result of joint research by Brian Torode and Richard Barton…   Jesu Salvator Mundi Bas Relief of the head of Christ in black slate with … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

James Ovens

The following notes are the result of joint research by Brian Torode and Richard Barton… C.M. 27.11.1886: Local sculptor Mr Ovens (a pupil of Mr Boulton of this town) has … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alfred Bernard Wall (1849c – 1923) and W H Best

The following notes are the result of joint research by Brian Torode and Richard Barton… (In the 1851 census for Jacques Court, St Aldates, Gloucester, we find James Wall aged … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

R L Boulton & Sons

The following notes are the result of joint research by Brian Torode and Richard Barton… Believed to be founded in 1839 because Patrick Conoley recalls date of the Centenary Dinner … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

William Hill Knight, 1814 –1895

Before starting on this introduction to William Hill Knight, I must express my sincere thanks to Mike Grindley who has been most industrious in his recording of any reference to … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 2 Comments