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A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Category Archives: Architects and Sculptors

Family Portraits of the Blount Family of Mapledurham

Michael Blount I was born on 26th March 1693 at Mapledurham and married Mary Agnes Tichborne (1695-1777). He died on 2nd November 1739 at Winchester and was buried at Tichborne … Continue reading

December 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thomas Meyrick and his Fonts

Thomas Meyrick M.A. With thanks to Julian Orbach for kindly supplying the photographs In 1860, William Henry Lowder was appointed as curate of Bisley. He had previously worked as an … Continue reading

December 2, 2019 · 3 Comments

Gilbert Blount trained with Salvin NOT Smirke

The architect, Gilbert Blount, actually trained with Salvin rather than Smirke … Many biographical dictionaries, including Wikipedia, state that Gilbert Blount trained in the office of Sidney Smirke. In fact, Blount … Continue reading

September 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

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 blogs: Gilbert Blount: An architect through his diaries In “Architects and Sculptors”:  https://wp.me/p4BX9P-2f8 Gilbert Blount trained with Salvin NOT Smirke:  https://wp.me/p4BX9P-2J8Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · 1 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