William Butterfield

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William Butterfield

Butterfield, William,

1814–1900, English Gothic-revival architect. Favored by the Ecclesiological Society for his Puginlike correctness in recalling Gothic forms, Butterfield rose to prominence in the middle of the 19th cent. The brilliant polychromy that he created through his combinations of brick, stone, and tile (e.g., All Saints' Church, London; 1849–59) introduced the High Victorian Gothic manner. The softer hues of the interior and the variously textured stone of the church at Baldersby St. James near Beverley in Yorkshire (1856) mark what is perhaps Butterfield's finest church. General interest in polychromy soon waned, but Butterfield continued in this mode with Keble College, Oxford (1868–70), and several buildings at Rugby School (1868–72).
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No architect's work had more abuse hurled at it than that of William Butterfield (1814-1900), the bicentenary of whose birth is being celebrated this year.
St Augustine's was the work of distinguished Victorian architect William Butterfield who also designed Keble College in Oxford.
Rugby School chapel was designed by Henry Hakewill in the early 19th century and radically changed and extended by William Butterfield 30 years later.
Members of the church work hard all year round to raise money to maintain the Grade II listed building, which was designed by architect William Butterfield and built by Joseph Kaye in 1853.
1) Although Keble died in 1866, by 1882 his posthumous monument had been spectacularly realised in the neo-medieval manner by William Butterfield.
It gives too a brief account of where the school was at in terms of its status, the work of eminent Victorian architect William Butterfield and its great headmasters.