Person    | Male  Born 20/12/1856  Died 27/12/1942

Sir Reginald Blomfield

Architect, garden designer and author. Born Devon. Followed his uncle, Sir Arthur Blomfield, into architecture.

Buildings include: United University Club (1906), south-east corner of Suffolk Street; Kinnaird House (1915), immediately opposite on the south-west corner; Lambeth Bridge (1929-32); the remodelling of Regent Street.

One of the four principal architects of the Imperial War Graves Commission (which became the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in 1960), the others being: Lutyens, Sir Herbert Baker and Charles Holden.

In his role at the Imperial War Graves Commission he designed the Cross of Sacrifice, which was was erected in Commonwealth cemeteries where there are more than 40 war burials, including those in the UK. The design was also used in some non-cemetery memorials in the UK, e.g. Highgate School and the Chelsea memorial.

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Sir Reginald Blomfield

Creations Information

Abney Park - CWGC war memorial

The screen wall at the back, south, of the memorial carries a number of bronz...

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Belgium's Gratitude

Present at the unveiling: Princess Clementine of Belgium, several members of ...

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Chelsea war monument

From the typefaces one can tell that the two inscriptions were done at differ...

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Highgate School WW1

Blomfield was educated here.

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Paul's Cross and the Richards family

The figure on top is St Paul, of course.

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Other Subjects

Harry W. Ford

Harry W. Ford

Born Harry Wharton Ford.  Architect to the District Railway from 1900-11 and designed a number of stations on the District Line including: Earl's Court, Barons Court, Hammersmith and Walham Green. ...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Francis Léon Pither

Francis Léon Pither

Architect.  1881 living with his mother and brother.

Person, Architecture, Art

1 memorial
Edward A. Gruning

Edward A. Gruning

Architect. Designed the German Gymnasium at King's Cross, 1864-5. Son-in-law of Dr Louis Cappel, the pastor of St George in the East, Cannon Street Road, E1. When the associated school (established...

Person, Architecture, Germany

1 memorial
Harry Paticas

Harry Paticas

Architect with Arboreal. Stairway to Heaven Memorial says:"Memorial designed by local architect Harry Paticas with initial help from Jens Borstelmann."

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
L. A. M. Biel and Partners

L. A. M. Biel and Partners

Architects active in 1965.

Group, Architecture

1 memorial