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Encyclopedia > William Bonython Moffatt

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. 1812 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... The chapel of St Johns College, Cambridge is characteristic of Scotts many church designs Sir George Gilbert Scott (July 13, 1811 – March 27, 1878) was an English architect of the Victorian Age, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches, cathedrals and workhouses. ... Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the most populous city in the European Union, with an estimated population on 1 January 2005 of 7,500,000 and a metropolitan area population of between 12 and 14 million. ...


Moffatt was the son of a small builder and pupil of James Edmeston. He was originally taken on by Scott to assist with drawings, and then as site architect on four Northamptonshire workhouses. James Edmeston was an architect and surveyor known as a prolific writer of church hymns. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... The Poor Law was the system for the provision of social security in operation in England and the United Kingdom from the 16th century until the establishment of the Welfare State in the 20th century. ...


Moffatt died in 1887 at Summercourt, Cornwall aged 75. He was buried at St Enoder Church, Cornwall.[1] 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Non-metropolitan county Region South West England Area - Total - Admin. ... Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Non-metropolitan county Region South West England Area - Total - Admin. ...


References

  • Peter Higginbotham's website on Workhouses
  • Directory of British Architects 1834-1900, comp. A. Felstead, J. Franklin and L. Pinfield (R.I.B.A., 1993)

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