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Giles Gilbert Scott
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, OM (9 November 1880 – 8
February 1960) was an English architect known for his
work on such structures as Liverpool Cathedral, Waterloo
Bridge and Battersea Power Station and designing the
iconic red telephone box.

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

Scott came from a family of architects. He was noted for
his blending of Gothic tradition with modernism, making
what might have been functionally designed buildings into
popular landmarks.

1 Life and career
1.1 Early years
1.2 Liverpool Cathedral
1.3 Other early work
1.4 1920s
1.5 1930s
1.6 1940s
1.7 Last years

Scott in 1924 at the time of the consecration of
Liverpool Cathedral

9 November 1880
Hampstead, Middlesex, England


8 February 1960 (aged 79)
Bloomsbury, Greater London,

1.8 Burial & Grave
1.9 Family
2 Works


3 Notes and references
4 Sources
5 External links


United Kingdom

Alma mater Beaumont College

Battersea Power Station, Liverpool
Cathedral, House of Commons

Life and career
Early years
Born in Hampstead, London, Scott was one of six children and the third son of George Gilbert Scott, Jr. and
his wife, Ellen King Samson.[1] His father was an architect, the son of Sir George Gilbert Scott, a more
famous architect, known for designing the Albert Memorial and the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras

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their father was a Catholic convert. the two assessors selected a first shortlist of architects to be invited to prepare drawings for the new building. begun in the 19th century). Norman Shaw was an eclectic architect. the work of J.[3] http://en. having begun in the Gothic style. near Ninfield. who had studied with Scott's father. leaving Freeman to run the office.[13] Architects were invited by public advertisement to submit portfolios of their work for consideration by Bodley and Shaw.[12] R. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:38 PM When Scott was three. including Liverpool Cathedral Lady Chapel. 1880s–93) clearly influenced Giles's early work. A bequest from an uncle in 1889 gave the young Scott ownership of Hollis Street Farm. … He was a far better architect than my grandfather and yet look at the reputations of the two men!"[3][n 2] Scott's father and his grandfather had been exponents of High Victorian Gothic.[n 1] From Moore. not only was it for one of the largest building projects of its time.[5] Among the buildings the young Scott drew were Battle Abbey. or from his father's former assistant P. but it was only the third opportunity to build an Anglican cathedral in England since the Reformation in the 16th century (St Paul's Cathedral being the first. the diocese of Liverpool announced a competition to select the architect of a new cathedral. or Ellen Scott. spending weekends and holidays at the farm. F. as Moore generally worked at home.Wikipedia.[11] G. "I always think that my father was a genius.wikipedia. Scott submitted his own entry.[14] The competition attracted 103 entries.Giles Gilbert Scott . on which he worked in his spare time. Charles Rennie Mackintosh[15] and Charles Reilly. rebuilt from scratch after the Great Fire of London in 1666.[4] She regularly took them on bicycling trips to sketch buildings in the area.[3] During the week Ellen Scott and her three sons lived in a flat in Battersea. with a life tenancy to his mother. Scott got to know the work of his father.[5] In a 2005 study of Scott's work.F. with its solid central tower "was perhaps the germ of Liverpool Cathedral". For architects. Scott's Page 2 of 17 . From these. Freeman. Giles attended Beaumont College on the recommendation of his father who admired the buildings of its preparatory school.[6] In January 1899 Scott became an articled pupil in the office of Temple Moore. and a former pupil and relative by marriage of Scott's grandfather.Bentley. Brede Place and Etchingham Church. Richard Gilbert Scott. John Thomas observes that Scott senior's "important church of St Agnes. and Truro Cathedral being the second. when still a young man. Giles later said that he remembered seeing his father only twice. Consequently his sons saw little of him. Sussex. and encouraged them to take an interest in architecture."[5] In later years Scott remarked to John Betjeman.[16] With Moore's approval. suggests that the last. and later favouring what his biographer Andrew Saint calls "full-blooded classical or imperial architecture". while Scott was still a pupil in Moore's practice. saw the possibility of designing in Gothic without the profusion of detail that marked their work. B. Bodley was a leading exponent of the Gothic revival style. his father was declared to be of unsound mind and was temporarily confined to a hospital.[3] Liverpool Cathedral In 1901.[4] Scott and his brothers were raised as Roman Catholics. the competition was an important event. Two well-known architects were appointed as assessors for an open competition for architects wishing to be considered.[14] from architects including Temple Moore. Kennington (1874–77. Scott.[1] He had an unusually free hand in working out his ideas.

was consecrated in 1910 by Bishop Chavasse in the presence of two archbishops and 24 other bishops. and though it reserved the right to appoint another co-architect. He persuaded the cathedral committee to let him start all over again (a difficult decision.wikipedia.[24] The Lady Chapel. and to tell the truth my patience with the existing state of affairs is about exhausted". and on 19 July 1924.[20] Scott was on the point of resigning when Bodley died suddenly in 1907.[5] In 1910 Scott realised that he was not happy with the main design.[26] The first section of the main body of the cathedral was complete by 1924. Liverpool Cathedral monumental style. nearly two decades after Scott's death.[23] At the same time Scott modified the decorative style. materials and money. it never seriously considered doing so.[n 4] but the assessors' recommendation was accepted by the diocesan authorities.[n 3] The choice of winner was even more contentious when it emerged that Scott was a Roman Catholic. with a shortage of manpower. reopened.[26] By 1920. but slowed drastically throughout the Second World War. Scott admitted that so far his only design to be constructed had been a pipe-rack.[18] A historian of Liverpool Cathedral observes that it was generous of Bodley to enter into a working relationship with a young and untried student. the workforce had been brought back up to strength and the stone quarries at Woolton.Giles Gilbert Scott . the cathedral was consecrated in the presence of King George V and Queen Mary. especially after Bodley accepted commissions to design two cathedrals in the US. the assessors recommended that Scott should be appointed. as some of the stonework had already been erected) and redesigned it as a simpler and more symmetrical building with a single massive central tower instead of the original proposal for twin towers. the 20th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone.[22] Scott's new plans provided more interior space.[25] Work was severely limited during the First World War.[26] Construction continued throughout the 1930s. the cathedral committee appointed Bodley as joint architect to work in tandem with Page 3 of 17 . as it had done during the First. but his collaboration with the young Scott was fractious. The cathedral was finished in 1978.[19] Bodley had been a close friend of Scott's father. refining the design as he went. which looked like a traditional Gothic cathedral in the style of the previous century. Scott continued to work on the project until his death. losing much of the Gothic detailing and introducing a more modern.Wikipedia.[n 5] necessitating frequent absences from Liverpool.[5] the first part of the building to be completed.[3] Because of Scott's age and inexperience.[27] http://en. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:38 PM In 1903. leaving him in charge. and bishops and archbishops from round the globe.[3] Scott complained that this "has made the working partnership agreement more of a farce than ever. There was widespread comment at the nomination of a twenty-two-year-old with no existing buildings to his credit. source of the red sandstone for most of the building. He designed every aspect of the building down to the fine details.[21] The cathedral committee appointed Scott sole architect.

and he began to secure commissions for secular buildings. a Roman Catholic church in Bournemouth. This was the Church of the Annunciation. which was in a neo-Georgian style on the west bank of the River Cam.[28] Scott's residential buildings are few.[3] Other churches built by Scott at this time. his mother was displeased to learn that she was a Protestant.[1] This style was also used for a house he designed for himself in Clarendon Place.Wikipedia. in which he made a high transept similar to his original plan for Liverpool.[3] The marriage was happy. which won the annual medal for London street architecture of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1928. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:38 PM Other early work While Scott was feuding with Bodley in Liverpool. the first part of Battersea Power Station which was completed in 1929.[29] His design was inspired by the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. Norfolk showed his preference for simple Gothic frontages.[3] 1920s As Liverpool Cathedral rose Scott's fame grew.[3] His work on another new Roman Catholic church at Page 4 of 17 .[3] K2 red telephone boxes preserved as a tourist attraction near Covent Garden. Northfleet in Kent and Stoneycroft in Liverpool. They had three sons. Bath.[3] During the First World War Scott was a Major in the Royal Marines. Paddington in 1924. Shortly after his work on the nave at Downside Abbey he was commissioned to design the small Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady & St Alphege. Scott continued working on churches during the inter-war years.Giles Gilbert Scott . one of the best known is the Cropthorne Court mansion block in Maida Vale. he managed to design and see built his first complete church.wikipedia. Cambridge. where the frontage juts out in diagonals to eliminate the need for lightwells. London Cropthorne Court. show the development of his style. and lasted until Louise Scott's death in 1949. Maida Vale (1930). one of whom died in infancy.[3] One of the first was for Clare College. He was in charge of building sea defences on the English Channel coast. While working in Liverpool. Memorial Court. Scott met and married Louise Wallbank Hughes. at Ramsey on the Isle of Man.[30] Scott's distillation of the main elements of that large and ancient church into the much smaller Bath parish church has been described as "a delight" which "cannot fail http://en. a receptionist at the Adelphi Hotel. Rome.

The Observer. London. behind the Peter Jones building.[38] In Cambridge.[33] Later designs adapted the same general look for mass production: the Jubilee kiosk. and recognise "the influence of surroundings on the choice of materials and the technique of their use. in Broad Street in Oxford.Wikipedia. its centenary year (having already been awarded the RIBA's prestigious Royal Gold Medal in 1925)."[41] From 1937 to 1940. His design was in the classical style. next to Clare Memorial Court.[34][n 7] 1930s In 1930 the London Power Company engaged Scott as consulting architect for its new electricity generating station at Battersea. Scott designed a matching library for the University of Cambridge. The building was designed by the company's chief engineer. topped with a dome reminiscent of the mausoleum Soane designed for himself in St Pancras Old Churchyard.Giles Gilbert Scott . and Scott's role was to enhance the external appearance of the massive Page 5 of 17 .000 feet by 41 feet and 31 feet high. and a shield inscribed "Aegidio architecto" (By Giles the architect) – possibly the only depiction of Scott in stone. remains one of the most conspicuous industrial buildings in London. opened in 1933 but disused since 1982. Battersea Power Station was in second place.[n 8] He opted for external brickwork. regardless as to whether they conform with the formula of either the modern or the traditional school. and remodelled the four corner chimneys so that they resembled classical columns. It is not http://en.[39] At the time of its opening in 1934. 2" or "K2".wikipedia. to eschew dogma. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:38 PM to astonish". put some detailing on the sheer walls. Leonard Pearce. introduced for King George V's silver jubilee in 1935 and known as the "K6" eventually became a fixture in almost every town and village.[30] Scott's most ubiquitous design was for the General Post Office."[39] Scott was elected president of the Royal Institute of British Architects for 1933.[29][31] Some 25 years later he wrote "The church was my first essay into the Romanesque style of architecture. It has always been one of my favourite works". Scott worked on the New Bodleian Library.[n 6] The invitation came at the time Scott was made a trustee of Sir John Soane's Museum. The Times commented that the building displayed "the same enjoyment of modelling in mass which is Sir Giles Scott's chief personal contribution to contemporary architecture.[3] Battersea Power Station. Gough carved a representation of the architect. The main reading room measured nearly 2.[33] It was the chosen design and was put into production in cast iron as the GPO's "Kiosk no.[40] In his presidential address he urged colleagues to adopt what he called "a middle line": to combine the best of tradition with a fresh modern approach. and linked the windows vertically to the bookstacks.[31] On the capital of one of the pillars beneath the west gallery W. though expressing some reservations about details of Scott's work.[3] He was one of three architects invited by the Royal Fine Arts Commission to submit designs for new telephone kiosks. At the time of its opening. He placed two six-storey courtyards in parallel with a twelve-storey tower in the centre. … My plea is for a frank and common-sense acceptance of those features and materials which are practical and beautiful. D. called it "one of the finest sights in London".[n 9] In a poll organised by The Architectural Review in 1939 to find what lay people thought were Britain's best modern buildings. lit by 25 round-headed clerestory windows on each side.

the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:38 PM generally considered his finest work. This view found favour with Winston Churchill who observed "We shape our dwellings. Gavin Stamp.Giles Gilbert Scott .[3] Nikolaus Pevsner dismisses it as "neither one thing nor the other". he accepted a commission to build Bankside Power Station on the bank of the River Thames in Southwark. Despite having opposed placing heavily industrial buildings in the centre of cities. This building was converted in the late 1990s into Tate Modern art gallery. Scott was appointed in 1944 to rebuild it. where he built on what he had learnt at Battersea and gathered all the flues into a single tower. but was entirely of the view that the new chamber should be congruent with the old as anything else would clash with the Gothic style of Charles Barry and Augustus Pugin. behind two elevations no higher than those around them. Here he was hemmed in entirely by the surviving building. he was criticised for trying to compromise between the two and designing a building that was neither fish nor fowl. Scott remained working into his late 70s. a competition was held and won by Basil Spence with an uncompromisingly modern design. At Preston.[1] His biographer A S G Butler commented. executed by the local firm of George and Moorhouse and featuring windows by E. Liddall Armstrong of Whitefriars. His Carmelite Church in Kensington. Scott continued to receive commissions for religious buildings.[1] A later biographer.Wikipedia. and afterwards our dwellings shape us[43]". Page 6 of 17 . Needing to provide storage for millions of books without building higher than the surrounding Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. In a debate on 25 January 1945 the House of Commons approved his choice by 121 to 21 on a free vote. Pressured by the new Bishop of Coventry for a modern design and by the Royal Fine Arts Commission for a recreation of the old cathedral. Scott put a new roof on the Guildhall in the City of London and designed modernistic brick offices for the Corporation just to the north. completed in 1955. Lancashire he built a Roman Catholic church which is notable for an unusually long and repetitive nave. Scott created the design of the Trinity College Chapel in Toronto. used transverse concrete arches to fill a difficult site (the church replaced another lost in the war).[42] 1940s Scott's search for the "middle line" caused him difficulties when he was appointed as architect for the new Coventry Cathedral in 1942. He was working on designs for the Roman Catholic Church of Christ the King.wikipedia. praises the considerable technical achievement of keeping the building low in scale by building underground. he devised a construction going deep into the earth. Last years After the immediate rush for building work caused by war damage had died down. Unable to reconcile these differences Scott resigned in 1947. but agrees that aesthetically the building is not among Scott's most successful. a lovely example of the perpendicular Gothic. http://en. up the road from St Mary Abbots built by his grandfather. After the Commons chamber of the Palace of Westminster was destroyed by bombs in 1941. "In an attempt to be polite to these – which vary from late Gothic to Victorian Tudor – Scott produced a not very impressive neo-Jacobean design".

the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:38 PM Plymouth. other members of Scott's family who were architects included an uncle. the grave was restored and the grave marker replaced in 2012. where he continued to revise them until his death aged 79.Giles Gilbert Scott . Kensington Burial & Grave Scott was buried by the monks of Ampleforth[44] outside the west entrance of Liverpool Cathedral. John Oldrid Scott. 1903 house) Buckinghamshire Chapel in London Road Harrow.[47] A requiem mass for Scott was celebrated by Father Patrick Casey at St James's Roman Catholic Church. http://en. the site of the grave was eventually covered by a car park access road. Dorset 1906 Church of the Holy Ghost Midsomer 1907–13 Norton.Wikipedia. alongside his wife (as a Roman Catholic he could not be buried inside the body of the Cathedral). All Saints' Bubwith. Works Work St Botolph's Church Liverpool Cathedral Place Carlton-inCleveland. Somerset Nave seating.wikipedia. Adrian Gilbert Scott and son Richard Gilbert Scott. London 1905–06 Church of the Annunciation (RC) Bournemouth.[46] The road layout was 22 Weymouth Street conversion of a tithe barn for use as a church 1909 Page 7 of 17 . on 17 February 1960. Yorkshire Liverpool Date Notes 1896–97 designed by Temple Moore with Scott as clerk of works 1903–60 completed posthumously in 1978 Nanfans (private Prestwood. when he developed lung cancer.[48] Family In addition to his father and grandfather. London. a brother. He took the designs into University College Hospital. Spanish Place.[45] Although originally planned in the 1942 design for the west end of the Cathedral to be within a porch.

private house for Arthur Stanley Chester House Page 8 of 17 . 1910 Church St Joseph's Church (RC) Chester Cathedral. Lancashire c. Glamorgan 1919 War memorial Hanmer. Hallows' Church London Whitelands Teacher Training College. Cheshire 1920 http://en. Newcastle upon Tyne Clare Memorial Court 1914 Rood Beam. Kent 1913–16 Lady Chapel reredos. St Burnby. pictured in 2005 while undergoing conversion to residential accommodation. restoration Sheringham. St Michael's Church (RC) Elswick. Birkenhead. Giles's Church Yorkshire 1909 Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Ramsey. Isle of Maughold Man Church (RC) 1909–12 Nave. St Hawarden. east window of refectory. Flintshire 1919–20 War memorial. Norfolk loggia. Flintshire 1919 War memorial Hawarden. 1910–36 1911–13 cloisters.wikipedia. St Catherine's Church Pontypridd. 1918 Chancel.Giles Gilbert Scott . the free encyclopedia Church 12/14/14 6:38 PM Yorkshire North Block at Guildhall East window. St Mary's Bury.Wikipedia. rood in the crossing 1913–15 Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (RC) Northfleet. Cheshire Chancel of All Gospel Oak. Stoneycroft 1916 Liverpool 129 Grosvenor Road London c. St Saviour's Church Oxton. Deiniol's Church Flintshire 1915–16 St Paul's Church.

aisle screen. Yorkshire 1920s!30s Memorial Court.Wikipedia. Denbighshire Holy Trinity Church 1921 New church. Cambridge Clare College Nave and monument to Abbot Ramsay Tower at the Cambridge University Library not completed until 1961 William Booth Memorial Training College 1923–34 Downside c.Giles Gilbert Scott . London http://en. London 1920–21 War Memorial Chapel Church of St Michael. All Saints' Church Wigan. Yorkshire 1922 Extensions to Junior House. of Victories London Church (RC) 1920 Alterations to south chancel chapel. Lancashire after 1924 1925 Our Lady and St Alphege Church Bath. Chester Square Belgravia. 1927 Church of St Alban and St Michael 1925 Golders Green. Ampleforth Abbey Gilling East. Worcestershire War memorial. Church of St Mary Abbot Kensington. 1923–25 Guinness Brewery Park Royal. Our Lady Clapham. London 1920–21 Rectory War memorial tablet and northern Trefnant.wikipedia. during demolition built 1932–33 Page 9 of 17 . the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:38 PM War memorial cross. Ampleforth College Gilling East. Somerset K2 Red telephone box 1924 Reconstruction of St George's Church Kidderminster. Somerset (RC) c.

Sheringham. the free encyclopedia Chester House. 1929–30 Buckinghamshire Whitelands College Wandsworth uncompleted 1929–31 Plinth for statue of Sir Joshua Piccadilly.wikipedia. Reynolds London Burlington House 1929–31 Battersea Power London Station 1929–35 http://en. Surrey 1928 uncompleted Memorial Chapel Bromsgrove School Bromsgrove. completed the largest and war memorial consecrated in England 1927 War memorial (Market Square). completed in 1963 Continuation of the north range. built between 1910 and 1936 A K6 telephone box. Saint Joseph's Church. in the Liverpool Anglican cathedral consultant on exteriors Page 10 of 17 .Wikipedia. completed and unveiled 1927 All Saints' Church Wallasey. Edinburgh 1929 Church of Our Lady and St Alphege Oldfield Park. Worcestershire 1928–39 Bankside Power Station (now Tate Modern). municipal roll of Lancashire honour in the Harris Museum 1923–27.Giles Gilbert Scott . Magdalen College 1928–30 William Booth Camberwell. Clarendon Place London Charterhouse School chapel Godalming. and Preston. London. St Swithun's Oxford Buildings. Memorial London Training College 1929 St Ninian's Church (RC) Restalrig. Bath 1929 St Francis of Assisi Church High Wycombe. Surrey 12/14/14 6:38 PM 1925–26 his own home 1922. Cheshire 1927–39 uncompleted Church of St Michael Ashford. also designed by Giles Gilbert Scott.

London 1933–35 Buildings in north court. the free encyclopedia North East Tower. London 1930 St Columba's Cathedral Oban.wikipedia. Our Lady of Grace and St Edward Church (RC) Chiswick. Argyll 1930–53 Cropthorne Court private residences) Maida Vale. Gilling Castle Gilling East.Giles Gilbert Scott . Cambridge 1934 http://en. London 1931 Vincent House. Church of Broadstairs. Lady Margaret Hall 1931 New University Cambridge Library 1931–34 Whitelands College. St Augustine's Kilburn. London 12/14/14 6:38 PM 1930 K3 Red telephone box 1930 Phoenix Theatre Charing Cross London Road 1930 Altar. London 1930–37 with Bertie Crewe Apse and north tower. for St Francis of 1933 Buckinghamshire Assisi Church Guinness Brewery Park Royal. Yorkshire after 1930 St Andrew's Church Luton 1931–32 Chapel and college Oxford demolished 2006 Page 11 of 17 . West Hill Putney. Kent 1930–31 Our Lady Star of the Sea (RC) Classroom range. Vincent Square Westminster 1932 consultant Clergy House High Wycombe.

org/wiki/Giles_Gilbert_Scott never built Page 12 of 17 . Chester Square Belgravia. barn at Denham 1938 Buckinghamshire Golf Club Hartland House. University of Southampton Southampton.Wikipedia. London 1936 New Bodleian Library Oxford 1937–40 in association with Gutteridge and Gutteridge Alterations to Denham. Ely Place Fountains House. Hampshire 1935 Private house. London Additions to St Sheringham. 22 Weymouth Street Marylebone. Joseph's Church Norfolk (RC) 1934 1934 Restoration of St Etheldreda's Holborn. Park Lane London K6 red telephone box 1935–38 consultant 1935 Main Building. London 1935 Church (RC). the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:38 PM Trinity Hall Font Church of St Michael.Giles Gilbert Scott . St Anne's Oxford College 1938 High pedestal for King George Westminster V monument. County London Hall 1939 and 1950–58 Waterloo Bridge London 1937–40 Kepier power station Durham 1940s Chamber of the House of Commons Westminster 1945–50 http://en. Old Palace Yard 1939 North and South Blocks.wikipedia.

Lancashire 1954–59 Offices for the City of London Corporation Guildhall City of London Chapel of Trinity College Toronto. now Tate constructed Modern art 1957–60 gallery Extension to St Anne's College Oxford 1949–51 Rye House Power Station Hoddesdon. Kent 1947 Forth Road Bridge Edinburgh 1947 consultant Bankside Power London Station 1947. Hertfordshire c. County Durham St Mark's Church Biggin Hill. 1952 demolished early 1990s St Leonard's Church St Leonards-onSea. London Borough 1957–59 of Bromley 1955–58 1950s Church of Christ Page 13 of 17 .Wikipedia.wikipedia.Giles Gilbert Scott . Sussex 1953–61 with his brother Adrian Roof for the bomb-damaged Guildhall City of London 1953–54 Extension at Clare Memorial Cambridge Court Clare College 1953–55 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (RC) Kensington. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:38 PM War memorial. St John the Baptist Church Penshurst. London 1954–59 St Anthony's Church (RC) Preston. Devon 1961–62 the King (RC) alterations and refurbishment proposed demolished built posthumously Notes and references http://en. Canada 1955 North Tees Power Station Billingham.

[32] 7. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:38 PM Notes[17] 4.[12] 6. G. A councillor in the Lake District said .com/view/article/24869).oxforddnb. In 1950 a profile of Scott in The Observer called George Gilbert Scott. in Richard Gibert's Scott's phrase. DC and San Francisco. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Sir Giles Gilbert" (http://www. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. ^ The pipe-rack had been constructed to Scott's design by his sister. 3 5."[35] 8. ^ Some of Scott's contemporaries shared his view of the relative merits of his father and grandfather. "Scott. while [George Gilbert Scott Jr.Wikipedia. "Scott. Oxford University press. an eminent radiologist.. 257–290 6. S. When Bodley's partner Thomas Garner became a Roman Catholic in[37] References 1. ^ Stamp. p. ^ The paper's architecture correspondent complained that the four chimneys looked like minarets – "though very beautiful minarets". Archives in London. ^ Scott. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Stamp. "red might be the best colour for London. ^ The other two were Sir Robert Lorimer and Sir John Burnet. ^ a b c d e f Thomas. accessed 22 June 2012 (subscription required) 2. Dictionary of National Biography Archive.[10] Page 14 of 17 . ^ a b c d e Butler. pp. and became. but they did not want that colour of Hades brought into the Lake District. accessed 24 June 2010 http://en. p. Gavin.[7] head of the radiology department of the London Hospital from 1909 to 1930. The latter was not built. John. Vol. ^ "Radiology Department of the London Hospital" (http://www. Gavin. a much better architect than his more famous father. 48. Sir Giles Gilbert (1880–1960)" ( Jr. ^ These were for Washington. Oxford University Press. accessed 21 June 2012 (subscription required) 4. (2005). Their elder brother Sebastian chose a medical career. "Scott.[9] In 1960 The Guardian called the eldest Scott "the archaeological 'renovator' to whose devastating energy so many of our cathedrals bear unhappy witness.Giles Gilbert Scott . pp.[36] coll_id=3922&inst_id=23&nv1=search&nv2=). the partnership was dissolved and Garner's church work was thereafter exclusively for the Roman Catholic church while Bodley worked solely on Anglican churches. ^ Scott.wikipedia. ^ Some rural communities were not impressed by the vivid red of Scott's design.jstor.[5] 5. Architectural History . ^ Scott's younger brother Adrian became a pupil of Moore at the same time. accessed 21 June 2012 (subscription required) 3.] was an architect of some discrimination and taste". 1–2 7. A. Sir George Gilbert (1811–1878)" (http://www. ^ a b Scott. Oxford University Press.aim25. "The 'Beginnings of a Noble Pile': Liverpool Cathedral's Lady Chapel (1904–10)" (http://www. ^ At this time it was customary for architects to undertake ecclesiastical work only for the denomination to which they belonged.[8] 2. 2 8. ^ Scott was at pains to emphasise the limits of his contribution to the building and to ensure that due credit was given to Pearce and to the architectural practice Halliday and Agate which was responsible for the

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