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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Sir Horace Jones

Sir Horace Jones

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5 memorials
Manuel Nunes Castello

Manuel Nunes Castello

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Charles Robert Ashbee

Charles Robert Ashbee

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1 memorial
Giotto di Bondone

Giotto di Bondone

Italian painter and architect from Florence.

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1 memorial
George Edmund Street

George Edmund Street

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1 memorial