An important Victorian architect working in the Gothic style. He was born in Greenwich, of French ancestry. He set up his architectural practice in about 1840, and it became large and successful with commissions for high Victorian Gothic churches and restorations. Good examples are Christchurch in Croydon (1851-2), Holy Trinity in Hastings (1851-9, see the Hastings page) and St Mary in Ealing (1866-73). He designed and built the whole village of Hunstanworth, Co Durham (1863). A particularly successful small example of his work is the Buxton Memorial Fountain in Victoria Tower Gardens, London.
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