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Charles Barry (junior) (1823-1900) was an English architect of the mid-late 19th century, and eldest son of Sir Charles Barry. Like his younger brother and fellow architect Edward Middleton Barry, Charles junior designed numerous buildings in London. He is particularly associated with works in the south London suburb of Dulwich.

Charles junior worked extensively on projects in London and East Anglia with fellow architect Robert Richardson Banks (1812-72), and then collaborated with his shorter-lived brother Edward on several schemes.

Charles senior had been Architect and Surveyor to Dulwich College, designing the Grammar School, among other buildings. Charles junior then succeeded his father in the role. He designed the New College (1866-70) – a building of red brick and white stone, designed in a hybrid of Palladian and Gothic styles.

His other projects include:

  • The Cliff Town Estate, Southend, Essex (with Banks)
  • Bylaugh Hall, Norfolk (1852, with Banks)
  • The forecourt of Burlington House (home of the Royal Academy), in Piccadilly, including the apartments of the Geological Society of London (1869_73, with Banks)
  • St Stephen’s Church, south Dulwich (1867_75)
  • Chancel and pulpit of St Peter’s Church, Kensington Park Road, London (1879)
  • New chambers at Inner Temple, London (1879; with Edward)
  • Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street station, London (1884; the design was a collaboration with his brother Edward who died in 1880 before it was finished)
  • Dulwich Park (1884)

Charles Barry (junior) was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 1876_79. He was also awarded the prestigious RIBA Gold Medal in 1877. His pupils included Sir Aston Webb (himself a later President of the RIBA).

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Charles Barry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (641 words)
Sir Charles Barry (23 May 1795 – 12 May 1860) was an English architect, best known for his role in the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster (perhaps better known as the Houses of Parliament) in his home city of London during the mid 19th century, but also responsible for numerous other buildings and gardens.
Born in Bridge Street, Westminster, Barry was educated privately before being apprenticed to a Lambeth surveyor at the age of 15.
Eldest son Charles Barry (junior) designed Dulwich College and park in south London and rebuilt Burlington House (home of the Royal Academy) in central London’s Piccadilly; Edward Middleton Barry completed the Parliament buildings and designed the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden; Sir John Wolfe-Barry was the engineer for Tower Bridge and Blackfriars Railway Bridge.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Charles Barry (junior) (489 words)
Charles Barry, Junior (1823-1900) was the eldest son of Sir Charles Barry, the architect of the Houses of Parliament.
Barry was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 1876-9, and his award of their gold medal in 1877 cited the New College at Dulwich and his other famous work, the Picadilly facade and the forecourt of the Royal Academy of Arts at Burlington House.
Barry's palatial building, 'worthy of our aspirations and resources', was opened in 1870: it was the first public school to have a Hall specifically for assembly and for a refectory but not for teaching, and to have all its teaching in classrooms; there were also three laboratories and a lecture theatre.
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