Person    | Male  Born 15/5/1825  Died 1899

Henry Astley Darbishire

Categories: Architecture

Henry Astley Darbishire

From Anatpro: English architect mostly associated with philanthropic schemes, including the Gothic Columbia Market (1866) and the Gothic working-class housing-scheme at Columbia Square (1857–60), both in Bethnal Green, London, financed by Angela Burdett-Coutts ... but both demolished. For the same client he designed the Picturesque Gothic Holly Village, Highgate, London (1865), a group of modest houses round a green, influenced no doubt by Nash's Blaise Hamlet, Som. Darbishire produced a standard design for five-storey apartment-blocks (the planning of which was derived from Henry Roberts's pioneering schemes of the 1850s) for the Peabody Trust (set up in 1862 to ameliorate the condition of the London poor). Many of these Italianate blocks survive in London.

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Henry Astley Darbishire

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Burdett-Coutts - Victoria Park - fountain

This extravaganza in Victorian gothic with Moorish touches was designed by Da...

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Frances Whiting memorial fountain

This figure represents the woman of Samaria (a Samaritan) at the well, from S...

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