Butterfield, William, 1814-1900

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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

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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)

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associatedWith J. Parnell and Sons. corporateBody
associatedWith Neale, person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Rugby School person
associatedWith Rugby School. corporateBody
associatedWith Symington, Andrew James, b. 1825. person
associatedWith Woodyer, Henry. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Architecture, Medieval
Architecture, Medieval
Church architecture
Church buildings
Church decoration and ornament
Gothic revival (Architecture)
Hospital buildings


Birth 1814-09-07

Death 1900-02-23



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