George Frederick Bodley (1827-1907)

The architect G. F. Bodley worked in the Gothic style, and largely confined himself to churches. He was the first pupil of George Gilbert Scott, later establishing a partnership with another pupil of Scott's, Thomas Garner, which lasted for nearly 3 decades. He was a friend of the Pre-Raphaelites and William Morris, and his own most important pupil was the Arts and Crafts designer C. R. Ashbee.

Bodley's churches include among many others, St Michael in Brighton (1859-61, an early work - mentioned en passant on the Brighton walk page), and Holy Trinity Knightsbridge, and in Cambridge, All Saints, (another early work from 1863-4), the chapel for Queen's College, and secular buildings for King's College. Abroad, his major work was Washington Cathedral. He was also responsible for a variety of church interior architecture - e.g. the nave and presbytery altar for York Minster, and shrinelike tombs and reredoses.

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