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A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Category Archives: Architects and Sculptors

Celebrating Canon A. J. C. Scoles – A Centenary Tribute

Celebrating Canon A. J. C. Scoles – A Centenary Tribute A collection of four biographical sketches of this Pastor and Ecclesiastical Architect Our Church Architect – Canon A. J. C. … Continue reading

August 6, 2020 · 2 Comments

W. E. Ellery Anderson and St Stephen’s Church, Cheltenham

William Elbert Ellery Anderson and the changes made to the Sanctuary of the Church of St Stephen, Tivoli, on the Eve of the Second World War On 8th October 1939 … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · 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: A Victorian Architect through his diaries

BY PHILIPPA HUNTER An overshadowed architect, seen through the pages of his diaries … Press on the tab below to download this document: For permission to use these family photographs … 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

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 · 2 Comments

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