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Blomfield, Sir Arthur William (1829-1899) Knight

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Born at Fulham Palace (6 March 1829); son of the Bishop of London; educated at Rugby and at Trinity College Cambridge (BA 1851, MA 1853); articled to Philip Charles Hardwick (1852-1855); travelled on the continent with Frederick Pepys Cockerell; set up an office in Adelphi Terrace, London (1856), producing mostly gothic-influenced work; member of the Architectural Association, later becoming president (1861); married 1) Caroline Smith (1860), she died 1882, they had two sons whom he took into partnership; elected Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (1867) and later Vice-President (1886); worked with Arthur Edmund Street on the Law Courts (1881); architect to the Bank of England (1883); trustee of Sir John Soane's museum; built numerous churches, and was architect to four cathedrals; married 2) Sara Louisa Ryan; elected Associate of the Royal Academy (1888); knighted (1889); died 30 October 1899; buried at Broadway, Worcestershire.


Archival Resources
Number noted: 4

Plans etc relating to work in Essex Parish Churches,
Held at: Essex Record Office
Document reference: D/C

Correspondence, estimates, sketches and accounts relating to re-building of Chawton church, 1871-74
Held at: Hampshire Record Office
Document reference: 39M89/R5-6, R35-51

Letters to Lord Henry Scott relating to Palace House, 1867-98
Held at: Private
Document reference: (MPH 3-7)
Comments: Access by appointment only

Correspondence (24 items) with Hussey Packe relating to Prestwold Church, 1890-91
Held at: The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland
Document reference: (DE 1749)
Comments: Access by appointment only

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55