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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Kilburn Wells

Kilburn Wells

In 1714, a well of 'chalybeate waters' (water impregnated with iron) was discovered near the Bell Inn, Kilburn. Gardens and a 'great room' were opened in an attempt to compete with the nearby Hamps...

Place, Architecture, Food & Drink

2 memorials
Stephen Geary

Stephen Geary

Architect.  He designed the Egyptian Avenue and the Terrace Catacombs in Highgate Cemetery.

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner

Sir Nikolaus Pevsner

Architectural historian and author of "The Buildings of England". Born in Leipzig, Germany. Hitler's rise to power caused him to move to London in 1935. Buried in the churchyard of St. Peter's a...

Person, Architecture, History, Germany

2 memorials
Alfred Bickerdike

Alfred Bickerdike

Architect. Born Manchester. In partnership with Paull 1873-7.

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
R. Day

R. Day

Mason-sculptor of Camberwell. Active in 1825.

Person, Architecture, Craft / Design

1 memorial