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Sir George Gilbert Scott

Biography of Sir George Gilbert Scott

Gilbert Scott Building
Gilbert Scott Building

Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) was the architect responsible for designing the main University buildings on Gilmorehill, which were inaugurated in 1870.

Scott was a leading figure in the Gothic Revival movement, and was the architect for many of Britain's most famous buildings including the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras Station, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Albert Memorial in London.

After his death, Scott's son John Oldrid Scott (1841-1913) completed a number of commissions for the University, including the erection of the tower and steeple and the completion of the Bute and Randolph Halls.

Summary

Sir George Gilbert Scott
Architect

Born 13 July 1811.
Died 27 March 1878.
University Link: GU Degree:
Occupation categories: architects
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P25547
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Record last updated: 13th Aug 2014

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