Person    | Male  Born 17/5/1863  Died 23/5/1942

Charles Robert Ashbee

Designer, architect, conservationist, entrepreneur and social reformer, important in the Arts and Crafts movement. Born Spring Grove, Isleworth but brought up at 46 Upper Bedford Place, in a well-off, progressive family.

Studied architecture and joined Toynbee Hall, becoming a resident. While here, in 1888 he set up the Guild and School of Handicraft. This moved into Essex House where he lived for a time in the early 1890s. He then designed a house in Cheyne Walk, number 37, for himself, his mother and his sisters, and went on to design 6 more houses in that street but only numbers 38 and 39 are still standing.

1894 founded the Survey of London.

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Charles Robert Ashbee

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Essex House - E3

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