Person    | Male  Born 29/3/1869  Died 1/1/1944

Sir Edwin Lutyens

Categories: Architecture

Architect. Born at 16 Onslow Square. Specialised in English country houses. Chosen as the consulting architect for Hampstead Garden Suburb and designed two churches there. One of the four principal architects of the Imperial War Graves Commission, See Blomfield for the others. In 2015 it was announced that all 44 of the war memorials that he designed had been listed. Designed the very successful Cenotaph.

Spent many years designing a large chunk of New Delhi to serve as the seat of British government. Designed the 1924 Queen Mary's Dolls' House. A very jovial jokey man, known as Ned to everyone, he gave nick-names to his friends, such as 'Bumps' for his gardening collaborator Gertrude Jekyll. Had a close but difficult marriage, losing his wife to Krishnamurti and his Theosophical teachings, for a time at least. Lutyens wrote almost daily to his wife and these letters survive. Died at home in Mansfield Street.

Other London works include: Britannic House at Finsbury Circus, British Medical Association at Tavistock Square, Country Life Offices at Tavistock Street, Midland Bank in Piccadilly (immediately east of St James's), Midland Bank Headquarters, 85 Fleet Street, 67-68 Pall Mall and some checkerboard social housing in Page Street Westminster.

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Sir Edwin Lutyens

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Edwin Lutyens - SW1

The relief sculpture, by Stephen Cox, is called 'Figure Emerging', and was in...

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Lutyens and Pearson

London County Council Here lived and died John Loughborough Pearson, 1817 - ...

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Sir Edwin Lutyens

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Cenotaph

"Cenotaph" is Greek for "empty tomb".   The shape is a plain pylon with a cof...

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Henrietta Barnett monument

Unveiled 17 July 1937.

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Lord Cheylesmore

{On the large stone plaque at the centre of this sombre memorial:} Major-Gen...

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Louisa Brandreth Aldrich-Blake

There are actually 2 busts (identical we think): one facing into the square a...

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Magna Carta pier - north

In these meads on 15th June 1215 King John, at the instance of deputies from ...

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C. W. Reeves

C. W. Reeves

Discussing St Mary Magdelene (Ridgeway/Windmill Hill) British History Online gives: "The adjacent vicarage, in 1974 no longer used for the purpose, was designed by Butterfield, while the church hal...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings

Founded by William Morris, Philip Webb and others associated with the Pre-Raphaelites to counteract the highly destructive 'restoration' of medieval buildings being practised by many Victorian arch...

Group, Architecture, Community / Clubs, History

1 memorial
Henry Poston

Henry Poston

Architect. Worked out of Lombard Street. Also built, in 1898, the Pigeons Hotel, Romford Road in Stratford, now converted to residential.

Person, Architecture

2 memorials
Nicholas Stone

Nicholas Stone

Master mason, for George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham. Other works in London include the statues at the Guildhall of Charles I and Elizabeth I. Stone's name could not be more appropriate - see ...

Person, Architecture, Property

2 memorials
Robert Cromie

Robert Cromie

Architect. He designed many cinemas including the Hammersmith Apollo, as well as the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, and the interiors of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the Royal Court.

Person, Architecture

1 memorial