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Frederick Manable

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Frederick Manable

In the 1860s, as the Superintending Architect to the Metropolitan Board of Works he designed Finsbury Park with the MBW's landscape designer Alexander McKenzie.

Parks and Gardens has "..there are five main entrances to the park. The main carriage entrances of Manor Gate and Lodge (unoccupied) to the east, Finsbury Gate to the south and Hornsey Gate to the north-west, all lead directly onto the perimeter drive. The smaller pedestrian gates, Endymion Gate to the north and River Gate to the north-east, connect onto the carriage drive along footpaths, that from Endymion Gate running alongside the New River and then crossing it before entering the main part of the park. These five gates, Manor Gate Lodge, the perimeter drive and main paths were designed by Manable."

Also designed: St. Mary Magdalene in Hastings. That site has a drawing (captioned with a date 1850-56) with his signature and the address, 16 Rutland Gate.

At Electric Scotland we find a Frederick Manable marrying into the Scottish aristocracy (if we are reading it correctly) in the mid 1800s (date not given) and having two children.  That could be our man, or not.

His contribution to Finsbury Park was significant so it's disappointing that we can find practically nothing else by him, nor any personal information.

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Frederick Manable

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Alexander Mckenzie at Finsbury Park

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