Sir George Gilbert Scott


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Scott, Sir George Gilbert,

1811–78, English architect. Prominent in the Gothic revival, he designed many public structures. He also directed a vast amount of Gothic restoration work, beginning with renovations of Ely Cathedral (1847) and including Westminster Abbey (where he worked upon the north front and the chapter house) and many other cathedrals and churches. His design for the Church of St. Nicholas, Hamburg, Germany, won first place in an 1844 competition. Among his other designs were the buildings (1860–70) for the British home and foreign office, the Albert Memorial, and St. Pancras Station, London. He was buried in Westminster Abbey. His grandson, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, 1880–1960, English architect, submitted designs in the competition for the proposed Liverpool Cathedral while still a pupil. They were accepted (1903), but because of the winner's young age G. F. Bodley was placed in partnership with him. After his associate's death (1907), Scott redesigned the cathedral, creating a monumental modern Gothic structure. Consecrated in 1924, it was completed in 1978. His many works, chiefly ecclesiastical, include buildings for Clare College, Cambridge, several Univ. of Oxford structures; a number of war memorials; and the Waterloo Bridge over the Thames River.
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The hotel was designed, in a singularly over-the-top Gothic Revival style, by Sir George Gilbert Scott (his restoration of Bangor Cathedral did not, in my view, confer any architectural favours on the original mediaeval structure).
Scott was the oldest son of Sir George Gilbert Scott, and his career at first overlapped with his father's, particularly in the restoration works being carried out by various Cambridge colleges which Scott junior generally directed with sympathetic discretion.
The Warwickshire edition of Pevsner's Buildings of England series lists 31 entries for the respected Chatwin, more even than the better-known Sir George Gilbert Scott.
In 1866 the architect Sir George Gilbert Scott declared Skidmore as "the only man in the world for the Albert Memorial job.
Sir George Gilbert Scott was the architect of many churches, with All Souls at Haley Hill near Halifax being regarded as the best.
Designed by one of the most eminent architects of the Victorian era, Sir George Gilbert Scott, the attack on the 19th-century stately home left a repair bill estimated at pounds 8m.
Westminster Abbey's Chapter House, which dates back to the 12th century and was the birthplace of Parliament, hasn't undergone any significant repair work since the 19th century when celebrated Victorian architect Sir George Gilbert Scott restored the faade.