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Encyclopedia > George Gilbert Scott
The chapel of St John's College, Cambridge is characteristic of Scott's many church designs
The chapel of St John's College, Cambridge is characteristic of Scott's many church designs

Sir George Gilbert Scott (July 13, 1811March 27, 1878) was an English architect of the Victorian Age, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches, cathedrals and workhouses. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 239 KB)The chapel of St Johns College, Cambridge in the first court. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 239 KB)The chapel of St Johns College, Cambridge in the first court. ... Full name The College of Saint John the Evangelist of the University of Cambridge Motto Souvent me Souvient I Often Remember Named after The Hospital of Saint John the Evangelist, Cambridge, named after John the Evangelist Previous names Incorporates part of what was Merton Hall which no longer exists Established... July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... 1811 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An Ciara Danille Bowers is a person who is involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Accession to the Throne, June 20, 1837) gave her name to the historic era. ... St. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... Former workhouse at Nantwich, dating from 1780 A workhouse was a place where people who were unable to support themselves could go to live and work. ...


Born in Gawcott, Buckinghamshire, Scott was the son of a clergyman and grandson of the biblical commentator Thomas Scott. He studied architecture as a pupil of James Edmeston and from 1832 to 1834, worked as an assistant to Henry Roberts. He also worked as an assistant for his friend Sampson Kempthorne.[1] Gawcott is a hamlet in the parish of Buckingham, in Buckinghamshire, England. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... Thomas Scott (1747-1821) is principally known for his best-selling work A Commentary On The Whole Bible, and as one of the founders of the Church Missionary Society. ... James Edmeston was an architect and surveyor known as a prolific writer of church hymns. ... Henry Roberts may refer to: Brigham Henry Roberts George Henry Roberts This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Sampson Kempthorne(1809-1873) was a workhouse architect. ...


In about 1835, Scott took on William Bonython Moffatt as his assistant and later (1838-1845) as partner. Over the next 10 years Scott and Moffatt designed over 40 workhouses. A notable example was the Akroydon model housing scheme. William Bonython Moffatt (1812-24 May 1887) was an architect, who for many years was a partner with Sir George Gilbert Scott at Spring Gardens, London. ... Former workhouse at Nantwich, dating from 1780 A workhouse was a place where people who were unable to support themselves could go to live and work. ... The Akroydon model housing scheme at Boothtown, Halifax, West Yorkshire, was designed in the Gothic style by George Gilbert Scott in 1859 for the workers at the mills of Edward Akroyd. ...


Meanwhile, he was inspired by Augustus Pugin to join the Gothic revival of the Victorian era, his first notable work in this style being the Martyrs' Memorial on St Giles in Oxford (1841). Later, Scott went beyond copying mediaeval English gothic for his Victorian Gothic or Gothic Revival buildings, and began to introduce features from other styles and European countries as evidenced in his glorious Midland red-brick construction, the 'Midland Grand Hotel' at London's St Pancras Station, from which approach Scott believed a new style might emerge. Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (March 1, 1812–September 14, 1852) was an English-born architect, designer and theorist of design now best remembered for his work on churches and on the Houses of Parliament. ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her Ascension to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian Era of Great Britain marked the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... Martyrs Memorial, Oxford The Martyrs Memorial is an imposing stone monument positioned at the intersection of St Giles, Magdalen Street and Beaumont Street in Oxford, England just outside Balliol College. ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ...


Scott was awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 1859. Knighted in 1872, he died in 1878 and was buried in Westminster Abbey. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a professional body for architects in the United Kingdom. ... The Royal Gold Medal for architecture is awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects on behalf of the British monarch, in recognition of an individuals or groups substantial contribution to international architecture. ... The Abbeys western façade The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, which is almost always referred to as Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral (and indeed often considered one), in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. ...


His sons George Gilbert Scott Junior and John Oldrid Scott and grandson, Giles Gilbert Scott, were also prominent architects. George Gilbert Scott junior was an English architect. ... John Oldrid Scott (1841-1913) was an English architect. ... Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (November 9, 1880—February 8, 1960) was an English architect known for his work on such buildings as Liverpool Cathedral and Battersea Power Station. ...

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Designs

Scott felt that St Pancras station was his most successful project.
Scott felt that St Pancras station was his most successful project.

His projects include: Download high resolution version (1024x768, 264 KB)The ornate Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of Sir George Gilbert Scotts Midland Hotel. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 264 KB)The ornate Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of Sir George Gilbert Scotts Midland Hotel. ... St Pancras station is a railway station in north central London, England, between the new British Library building to its west and Kings Cross station to its east. ...

Map sources for Brackley at grid reference SP5837 Brackley is a town in south Northamptonshire, England. ... The church of St Peter and Paul in Kettering. ... Northampton Guildhall, built 1861-4, E.W. Godwin, architect Northampton is a large market town and a local government district in central England on the River Nene, and the county town of Northamptonshire, in the English East Midlands region. ... Map sources for Oundle at grid reference TL0388 Oundle is an ancient market town on the River Nene in Northamptonshire, England, with a population of 5,345 (2001 census). ... Map sources for Towcester at grid reference SP691481 Towcester (pronounced ) is a small town in Northamptonshire, England with a population of 8,856 (2001 census). ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Statistics Population: 40,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TQ675945 Administration District: Basildon Shire county: Essex Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Essex Historic county: Essex Services Police force: Essex Police Ambulance service: East of England Post office and telephone Post town... Great Dunmow is a town in Essex, England. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Windsor (IPA: usually , but also ) is a suburban town and tourist destination in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, South East England. ... Statistics Population: 35,124 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TF329437 Administration District: Boston Borough Shire county: Lincolnshire Region: East Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Lincolnshire Historic county: Lincolnshire Services Police force: Lincolnshire Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: East Midlands Post office and telephone... Amersham (previously Agmondesham) is a market town 27 miles north west of London, in the Chiltern Hills, England. ... Statistics Population: 11,572 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SP695335 Administration District: Aylesbury Vale Shire county: Buckinghamshire Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Buckinghamshire Historic county: Buckinghamshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: South Central Post office... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... Statistics Population: 66819 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU9949 Administration District: Guildford Shire county: Surrey Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Surrey Historic county: Surrey Services Police force: Surrey Police Ambulance service: South East Coast Post office and telephone Post town... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Penzance Harbour and surrounding area as seen from the air Penzances old docks with Abbey Slip and St Marys Church behind Penzance (Cornish: Pensans) is a civil parish and port town in the Penwith district of Cornwall, England, UK. Granted various Royal Charters from 1512 onwards and incorporated... Map sources for Redruth at grid reference SW700420 Redruth (Cornish: Rysrudh) is a town in the south-west of Cornwall, Britain. ... Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county in South West England on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar. ... Great Barr Hall, a Grade 2* Listed building, is a sadly neglected stately home in Great Barr, Walsall, very near Birmingham, historically in the county of Staffordshire, England. ... This article is about the city in England. ... This article is about the English town - see Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia for the city in Canada, and Halifax for everywhere else Statistics Population: 82,056 [1] Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SE335205 Administration District: Calderdale Metropolitan county: West Yorkshire Region: Yorkshire and the Humber Constituent country: England Sovereign... Brighton College is a public school (that is, an independent, fee-paying secondary school) for boys and girls in Brighton, East Sussex in England. ... Lanhydrock in 1880. ... Bodmin (Cornish: Bosvenegh) is a town in Cornwall, England, UK, with a population of 12,778 (2001 census). ... Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county in South West England on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar. ... Richard Coad (13 February 1825-1 November 1900) was a 19th century English architect. ... One of Doncasters most architecturally important buildings, St Georges Minster is an impressive Victorian structure built by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1858. ... Cradley is a small village in Herefordshire. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... There is also a village in Zimbabwe called Eastnor. ... The Cathedral of St. ... St. ... Edvin Loach is a small village in the traditional county of Worcestershire, England. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Tedstone Delamere is a small village in Herefordshire. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... John Oldrid Scott (1841-1913) was an English architect. ... The former main church pc. ... The Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of the disused Midland Hotel are the most visible part of St Pancras station. ... Statistics Population: 11,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO496591 Administration District: Herefordshire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Herefordshire Historic county: Herefordshire Services Police force: West Mercia Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: {{{Ambulance}}} Post office and telephone Post town: LEOMINSTER Postal district... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Elworth, Cheshire is a village and a suburb of Sandbach, appox. ... Founded in 1677, Sandbach School is located on Crewe Road in Sandbach, Cheshire. ... This article is about the English town - see Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia for the city in Canada, and Halifax for everywhere else Statistics Population: 82,056 [1] Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SE335205 Administration District: Calderdale Metropolitan county: West Yorkshire Region: Yorkshire and the Humber Constituent country: England Sovereign... Charterhouse School is an English public school, located in Godalming in the county of Surrey. ... The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Whitehall, seen from St. ... Whitehall, London, looking south towards the Houses of Parliament. ... The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London, England, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. ... Statue of Robert Hall, by Philip, off New Walk, Leicester . John Birnie Philip (23 November 1824 - 2 March 1875) was a notable English sculptor of the 19th century He studied at the Government School of Design at Somerset House in London, and from 1852 carried out ornamental stone carving for... The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451, in Glasgow, Scotland. ... St. ... The Clarkson Memorial, located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England, is a memorial to Thomas Clarkson MA, one of the earliest campaigners against slavery in England. ... OS Grid Reference: TF460098 Lat/Lon: 52°39′N 0°09′W Population: 20,200 (2001 Census) Dwellings: 9,145 (2001 Census) Formal status: Town Administration County: Cambridgeshire Region: East Anglia Nation: England Post Office and Telephone Post town: Wisbech Postcode: PE13, PE14 Dialling Code: 01945 Wisbech (IPA /wɪzb... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation). ...

Restorations

Scott was involved in major restorations of medieval church architecture.

The West Front of Lichfield Cathedral
The West Front of Lichfield Cathedral

Cathedrals include St Marys Church, Nottingham The Church of St Mary the Virgin is the oldest religious foundation in the City of Nottingham, England, and is also the largest church after the Roman Catholic Cathedral. ... Aconbury is a village in the English county of Herefordshire, situated on a road leading from Hereford to Ross-on-Wye. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Statistics Population: 87,900 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SO960708 Administration District: Bromsgrove Shire county: Worcestershire Region: West Midlands Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Worcestershire Historic county: Worcestershire Services Police force: West Mercia Police Fire and rescue: {{{Fire}}} Ambulance: West Midlands Post office and telephone... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... The Nave of Durham Cathedral demonstrates the characteristic round arched style, though use of shallow pointed arches above the nave anticipates the Gothic style. ... Upton Bishop is a small village in Herefordshire. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Yarpole is a small village in Herefordshire. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... This article is about an architectural feature; for the astronomical term see apsis. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x3072, 2992 KB) Summary Taken Feb 2006 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2304x3072, 2992 KB) Summary Taken Feb 2006 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The West Front of Lichfield Cathedral Lichfield Cathedral is situated in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. ...

Plus Bath Abbey, Pershore Abbey, Great Malvern Priory, St Margaret's, Westminster, St Mary's of Charity in Faversham, which was restored (and transformed, with an unusual spire and unexpected interior) by Scott in 1874, and Dundee Parish Church (St Mary's), and designed the chapels of Exeter College, Oxford and St John's College, Cambridge. He also designed St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee. Lichfield Cathedral's ornate West Front was extensively renovated by Scott from 1855 - 1878. He restored the Cathedral to the form he believed it took in the Middle Ages, working with original materials where possible and creating imitations when the originals were not available. It is recognised as some of his finest work. Chichester Cathedral today Chichester Cathedral, illustrated circa 1650 A 19th century plan. ... The founding of the cathedral at Exeter, dedicated to Saint Peter, dates from 1050, when the seat of the bishop of Devon and Cornwall was transferred from Crediton because of a fear of sea-raids. ... Gloucester Cathedral from the north east in 1828. ... The current Hereford Cathedral, located at Hereford in England, United Kingdom, dates from 1079. ... St Albans Cathedral from the west. ... Statistics Population: 79,885 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SE335205 Administration Metropolitan Borough: City of Wakefield Metropolitan county: West Yorkshire Region: Yorkshire and the Humber Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: West Yorkshire Historic county: Yorkshire (West Riding) Services Police force: West Yorkshire Police Fire and... Bath Abbey at sunset Bath Abbey is the last in a series of monastic churches built in Bath and is still in active use. ... Pershore Abbey, at Pershore in Worcestershire, was founded in the 7th century, and came under the Benedictine rule in about the 10th century. ... Great Malvern Priory. ... The Anglican church of St. ... Faversham is a town in Kent, England, in the district of Swale, roughly halfway between Sittingbourne and Canterbury. ... Dundee Parish Church (St Mary’s) is located in the east section of Dundees City Churches, the other being occupied by the Steeple Church. ... College name Exeter College Collegium Exoniense Named after Walter de Stapledon, Bishop of Exeter Established 1314 Sister College Emmanuel College Rector Ms Frances Cairncross JCR President Octave Oppetit Undergraduates 299 MCR President Maria Sciara Graduates 150 Homepage Boatclub Exeter College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of... Full name The College of Saint John the Evangelist of the University of Cambridge Motto Souvent me Souvient I Often Remember Named after The Hospital of Saint John the Evangelist, Cambridge, named after John the Evangelist Previous names Incorporates part of what was Merton Hall which no longer exists Established... St Pauls Cathedral is an Episcopal Cathedral in the city of Dundee, Scotland. ... The West Front of Lichfield Cathedral Lichfield Cathedral is situated in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1878 (MDCCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ...


References

  1. ^ The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p106 ISBN 0-14-071025-6
  2. ^ The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p122-123 ISBN 0-14-071025-6
  3. ^ The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p126 ISBN 0-14-071025-6
  4. ^ The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p299 ISBN 0-14-071025-6
  5. ^ The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1968 p271
  6. ^ The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1968 p113
  7. ^ The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p226 ISBN 0-14-071025-6
  8. ^ The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p63 ISBN 0-14-071025-6
  9. ^ The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1968 p109
  10. ^ The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p304 ISBN 0-14-071025-6
  11. ^ The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p327 ISBN 0-14-071025-6
  12. ^ The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p146 ISBN 0-14-071025-6

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Sir George Gilbert Scott - LoveToKnow 1911 (875 words)
SIR GEORGE GILBERT SCOTT (1811-1878), English architect, was born in 1811 at Gawcott near Buckingham, where his father was rector; his grandfather, Thomas Scott (1747-1821), was a well-known commentator on the Bible.
In 1838 Scott built at Lincoln his first church, the design for which won the prize in an open competition, and this was quickly followed by six others, all very poor buildings without chancels; church building in England had then reached its very lowest point both in style and in poverty of construction.
From that time Scott became the chief ecclesiastical architect in England, and in the next twenty-eight years completed a large number of new churches and "restorations," the fever for which was fomented by the Ecclesiological Society and the growth of ecclesiastical feeling in England.
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Scott's buildings in Wappenham are mostly from his early career and are not among his great works of architecture, but they are of architectural, historical and cultural importance.
A nice touch in front of a Sir Gilbert Scott renovated former rectory (Beeches Farm) and close to both Sir Gilbert Scott's first building, another former rectory, and the "Villa" at 1, Greenside, as well as Sir Gilbert and Rev. Thomas Scott's renovated Church and Churchyard where at least seven of their relatives are buried.
Sir Gilbert Scott was one of the most successful and famous Victorian architects - he is renowned for The Albert Memorial, The Midlands Hotel at St Pancras Station, The Foreign Office and many churches and countless church restorations - as well as for the very large number of pupils trained in his office.
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