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Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

Person  Male  Born 9/11/1880  Died 9/2/1960

Categories: Architecture

Architect. Born 26 Church Row, Hampstead. Grandson of Sir George Gilbert Scott. Built Liverpool Cathedral (where he and his wife are buried). Rebuilt the Commons Chamber at the Houses of Parliament after it was badly damaged in WW2. Designed Waterloo Bridge, the power stations at Battersea (2014: being redeveloped) and Bankside (now housing Tate Modern) and the K2 phone box. Also designed his W2 home of over 30 years, where the plaque is. Died University College Hospital.

His father, George Gilbert Scott Jnr, was also a successful architect but later in life was considered mentally unstable and confined to Bethlem Hospital. Perhaps an indication of junior's oddness is found in his place of death: the Midland Grand Hotel (now St Pancras Chambers) designed by his father.

Giles was born shortly before his father's problems began and was, presumably, protected from the effects as much as possible, since he claimed to have met his father only twice, the second time being when Giles was 16, at his father's deathbed.

We've found a few other architects who built houses for themselves, listed at Geoffrey Darke.

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Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

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First K2 telephone boxes

The two boxes carry identical plaques.

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Sir Giles Gilbert Scott - W2

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, 1880 - 1960, architect, designed this house and live...

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Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - new memorial

{Left hand page of an open book:} To commemorate the scouts of the 2nd Walwor...

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Waterloo Bridge

In our photo you can see how distressed the lettering is, and that it was onc...

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Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

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St Marys Stoke Newington war memorial

On site we thought there were only 2 inscriptions but IWM gives the text of 3...

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Walworth Boy Scouts Tragedy - lost statue

This monument, now lost, was paid for by public subscription. Our photo comes...

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William Booth College - 1

The plaque is in the entrance porch of the building.

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