British architect, known for his eccesiastical designs and his promotion of the Gothic Revival.
From the description of William Butterfield architectural and design drawings, ca. 1838-1892. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78155661
Biographical / Historical Note
William Butterfield (1814-1900) was a British architect known for the Gothic revival style he championed. He studied with E. L. Blackburne and set up his own practice in 1840. A member of the Cambridge Camden Society, later the Ecclesiastical Society, he contributed designs to their journal The Ecclesiologist . Most of his work was for church designs, apart from that for schools and colleges (Rugby School and Keble College Oxford), and the Winchester County Hospital. Perhaps his best-known building is the All Saints Church, Margaret Street, London (1849-1859). The Royal Institute of British Architects awarded the Gold Medal to Butterfield in 1884.
From the guide to the William Butterfield architectural and design drawings, 1838-1892, (Getty Research Institute)