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Architect of non-conformist churches. Born in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire. Trained in London, lived and practised in Accrington c1881 but was back in London by 1891. FRIBA (1892) Florence Road Baptist Church (1894)
Gloucester Place Baptist Church (1904)
BALL, Joseph Lancaster
A leading architect of domestic buildings in the Arts & Crafts idiom, working primarily in the Birmingham area. President, Birmingham Architectural Association, 1906. 44 Wilbury Road*
BANISTER, Frederick Dale
Civil engineer and architect. Born in London but grew up in Preston, Lancashire. Moved to Brighton for health reasons in 1846 and was employed by the London Brighton and South Coast Railway. He lived and/or had offices at 28 Queen's Road (1851), 42 Medina Villas (1854), 10 Ship Street (1855-58). Designed much of northern Cliftonville, including model workers' dwellings, and lived latterly at Ivy Lodge, Hove (1858-c1864). He was chief engineer of the LB&SCR (1860-1896), for which he completed the Brighton main line and designed and project-managed the construction of Newhaven harbour (1864-70). He left Hove for London in the mid 1860s and was living in Forest Row at the time of his death, only a year after retiring. 42-43 Medina Villas* (c1852)
Hove Railway Station* (1863, 1879)
BARNARD, William
Stained and leaded glass craftsman, partner in Cox & Barnard. See Cox and Barnard.
Barnes, J & Son
Local building firm. Elm Grove School (1906)
BARRY, Sir Charles
BARRY, Edward Middleton
Sir Charles BarrySir Charles Barry [right]. Architect, largely self-educated. Travelled across Europe 1817-1820, returning to establish a successful career. His early work on churches petered out because of his lack of sympathy with the radical liturgical changes brought on by the Oxford Movement. This was more than compensated by the commission to design the new Palace of Westminster, on which he worked with A W N Pugin.
Charles Barry Jr Image: Portrait by John Prescott Knight [National Portrait Gallery]
Charles Barry Jr [right] was the eldest son of Sir Charles Barry, in whose practice he trained and worked, notably on the Palace of Westminster and, in his own right, Dulwich College. He was president of the RIBA.
Image: Portrait by Lowes Cato Dickinson (1880) [RIBA Collections]
Edward Middleton BarryEdward Middleton Barry [right]. Architect. Third son of Sir Charles Barry, whose practice he joined after training with Thomas Henry Wyatt.
WORK (Charles)
St Peter's Church, St Peter's Place* (1824-28)
Queen's Park (1825)
Holy Trinity, Ship Street (1826, attrib)
St Andrew's Church, Waterloo Street* (1827-28)
76 Marine Parade (c1840, attrib)*
RENOVATION (Charles Jr & Edward)
St Andrew's Church, Waterloo Street* (1882)
WORK (Edward)
Queen's Park Gate, West Drive
BASEVI, (Elias) George
George BaseviArchitect, member of a prominent Jewish family, Baron Basevi von Treuenberg being among his forebears. Born in London, son of a Brunswick Town Commissioner whose nephew was Benjamin Disraeli. Pupil of Sir John Soane from 1811 and did a three-year Grand Tour in Italy and Greece in 1816-1819. His practice was in Savile Row, London. He died when he fell through the floor while inspecting work being done on Ely Cathedral, where he is buried.
Image: bust by Mazzotti, Fitzwilliam Museum
St Andrew's Church, Church Road* (reconstruction from ruin, 1833-36)
St Mary's Hall, Eastern Road* (1836)

37 Brunswick Square [residence 1828-1845]
Architect and surveyor. Born in Milford, Hampshire. He held various official posts in Hove: tax collector in 1845-1854, assistant overseeer of the poor in 1848-1854, tax collector and parish clerk in 1856-1870 (and latterly undertaker). His wife ran a registering office for servants. From 1869, F Batts (presumably his son Frederick) at the Waterloo Street address was secretary to the Brighton and Shoreham Building Society and from 1872 took over as tax and rates collector and parish clerk for Hove. 10 Western Road, Hove [practice, residence 1841-1851]
33 Waterloo Steet [residence 1856-1870]
No work identified so far
Beaumont, W G & Company Palace Pier clock tower, Madeira Drive (1930)
Builder, architect at 107 North Street (1839-43). He had retired by 1851. Commissioner and alderman, High Constable of Brighton. Norman Villa, now 43 Dyke Road [residence 1848-1858]
No work identified so far
BELL, Alfred
Stained glass designer, partner in Clayton and Bell. No work identified so far
BELL, Michael Charles Farrer
Designer, engraver, painter. Son of Alfred Bell, from whom he took over in Clayton and Bell in 1950. All Saints Church, The Drive (glass)
Designer. St Bartholomew's Church, Ann Street (cross, altar painting, 1874)
Architect. 3 Eldred Avenue (1924-27)
BENHAM, Charles
Architect and surveyor, practice at 5 William Street (1839). No work identified so far
BENNETT, Benjamin
Architect. Synagogue, Devonshire Place (1823; only facade remains)
Bennetts Associates Architectural firm. Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street (2004)
Architect, specialist in theatres and cinemas, notably for Paramount. He joined the London firm of Franchis Thomas Verity (and married his daughter) in 1922 and became a partner as Verity and Beverley in 1930. He continued the practice after Verity's death in 1937. Imperial Theatre, North Street (1939-1940; later Essoldo cinema, demolished 2001)
BEWSEY, John Charles Norman
Glass designer, pupil of Charles Eamer Kempe. St Bartholomew's Church, Ann Street (glass)
Brighton borough architect, responsible for the design of most post-war schools. Born in Tunstall, Staffordshire, son of a potter. WORK
Patcham Junior School, Warmdene Road [1937)
University of Brighton Faculty of Arts and Architecture, 53 Grand Parade (1967)
Law Courts, Edward Street (1967)
BIRCH, Eugenius
Engineer, designer and architect at 60 Balfour Road (1912). Aquarium, Madeira Drive* (1869-1876)
West Pier, King's Road*
Cliftonville Pier, Kingsway (never built)
BISHOP, Pamela Maude E
Designer, including stained glass. Lived in Longhill Road, Ovingdean (1951-1975) and Bexhill Road, Woodingdean (1976-1993?). St Wulfran's Church, Ovingdean (reredos figures)
BLABER, Charles Oliver
Prolific architect, surveyor and civil engineer, active 1864-1898. Born in Hove, baptised at the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion chapel, son of a draper in East Street and grandson of Hove market gardener James Bartlett, at whose house in Bartlett's Gardens, Hove, he lived in childhood. He married Catherine, daughter of farmer William Rigden. At 53 York Road (1870-1871), 64 Ship Street (1887). Lived in Cuckfield by 1881 and New Shoreham (1891), then returned to Cuckfield and died there. This listing is believed to be complete from planning applications. WORK
10-12 Sudeley Place (1870)
14a Ship Street (1873)
12-16 (even), 27-33 (odd), 35 (shop), 43-61 (odd) Stanley Road (1874-1876)
2, 4 (shops), 6-22 (even), 26-36 (even), 42-66 (even) Clyde Road (1874-1876)
134-136 Queen's Road (1874)
1-15 (odd) Lorne Road (1874-1875)
23-53 (odd) Beaconsfield Road (1875)
24 Wilbury Road (1876)
96, 98 Goldstone Villas (1876)
• 10 stables, Cliftonville Mews (1876)
136 (shop), 138-142 (even) Church Road (1876)
58, 136 (shop) Livingstone Street (1876)
31-51 (odd) Selborne Road (1876-1877)
73, 75-80, 82, 100, 102, 108 Goldstone Road (1876, 1879)
14, 16, 18, 24, 30, 32, 34 42-46 (even, shops) Preston Road (1876-1877)
• 15 houses in Shaftesbury Road (1876)
riding school, 27, 28-32 (shops) Park Crescent Terrace/Road (1876-1877)
153-158 Upper Lewes Road (1877)
8, 9, 18-21, 26, 27 Salisbury Road (1877-1878)
9 Wilbury Road (1877)
56, 58 Conway Street (1877)
5 Victoria Street (shop, 1877)
10, 62-66 (even), 80-86 (even), 100, 104-118 (even), 122-128 (even), 127-129 (odd) Ditchling Rise (1877-1880)
5, 7-21 (odd), 6-42 (even), 23, 25 Warleigh Road (1878-1880)
1-39 (odd), 8, 41-59 (odd) Vere Road (1879-1881)
• 8 houses in Upper Park Place (1879)
53-57 (odd), 59 (shop) Clyde Road (1879)
22-44 (even) Whichelo Place (1879)
1-7 (odd), 2, 4, 10-20 (even) Stanford Avenue (1879-1881)
19-42 Islingword Place (1879)
64 Bentham Road (shop, bakehouse, 1879)
7-18, 21-23, 33-38, 40, 42, 44 Islingword Street (1879-1881)
44-49, 60-62, 64-68 Islingword Road (1880)
115-125 (odd, 131, 133 Ditchling Road (1880)
3-12 Preston Park Avenue (1880)
145 Eastern Road (1880)
33-47 (odd), 42-48 (even) Eaton Place (1880)
6,8 Stanford Road (1880)
• 12 houses in Florence Road and Beaconsfield Road (1881)
67a Edburton Avenue (1886)
26 Scarborough Road (1886)
London & Counties Bank, Castle Square (rebuilding, 1899)

53 York Road residence/pratice 1871]
• 68 Ship Street [residence/pratice 1874]
BLACK, Ernest
Architect, son of the Brighton borough coroner. Founding partner of Clayton & Black. Constance Garnett was one of his executors. WORK
See Clayton & Black

28 Lancaster Road [residence 1901]
4 Windlesham Road [residence 1917]
BLACK, Kenneth Eastty
Son of Ernest Black. Partner in Clayton & Black. ARIBA 1923. See Clayton & Black
BLACKBURNE, Edward Lushington
Designer, born in Portsea, Hampshire, practised in London. St Peter's Church, St Peter's Place* (former reredos)
BLACKING, William Henry Randoll
Architect. Son of the manager of a church furnishings company. Based in Guildford 1925-1929, Salisbury 1932-1958. Church of the Good Shepherd, Dyke Road (fittings)
St Peter's Church, St Peter's Place* (reredos)
Church of St Thomas the Apostle, Davigdor Road (fittings)
St Andrew's Church, Waterloo Street (restoration, 1925)
Builder, born at Ramsbury, Wiltshire, son of a cordwainer (shoe-maker) and straw bonnet maker. Grew up in Shaftesbury, Dorset, where he trained as a carpenter. Moved to Leatherhead and then to Hove by 1873. In Census1881 he was employing two men and two boys. His firm was Blandford & Sons by 1889. He was an estate agent in Pa1890-91 and in Census1891 he was also a rate collector, with his son Charles (1873-) as his clerk. [By 1897 Charles Jr was 'assistamt overseer, assessor of taxes, collector of district rate' and in 1899 at 105 Portland Road.] He built 287 houses and 26 shops in Hove and Aldrington and was a developer himself, especially in Aldrington. The listing is believed to be complete. He left £1,371 4s 6d WORK
1, 3 and 17 other houses in Ellen Street (1875, 1876)
1-4 Ethel Street (1876)
2-10 Conway Street (1876)
12, 14 Goldstone Street (houses with stable, 1877)
10 Goldstone Street and 49-49a Livingstone Road (1877)
52, 53, 55, 57, 67-125 (odd), 60-108 (even), 114, 127 (shops), 129 Livingstone Road (1878-1880)
53-83 (odd), 68-126 (even), 111-135 (odd), 132 Clarendon Road (1878-1880)
121 Shirley Street (1878)
101-139 (odd) Sackville Road (including 2 shops, 1878-1880)
84-88 (even), 92-102 (even) Portland Road § (1882)
21-35 (odd) Westbourne Gardens § (1890)
31-35 (odd), 92-128 (even), 103-109 (odd) Montgomery Street § (1890-1891)
33-39 Rutland Road § (1891)
79-119 (odd) Portland Road § (1891)
5-27 (odd) Rutland Gardens § (1893)
122, 124 Sackville Road (1899)
215-221 (odd) New Church Road (1902)
§as developer and builder

11 Sackville Road (formerly Drove Place, later renumbered 145) [residence/business 1881-1887]
16 Conway Street [residence/business 1888-1889]
11 Clarendon Villas Road [residence 1890-92]
79 Portland Road [1895]
39 Portland Road [1897]
8 Portland Road [residence 1901]
44 Portland Road [residence/business 1908]
81 Westbourne Gardens [residence 1915]
87 Pembroke Crescent [residence/business 1916-1917]
104 Coleridge Street [residence 1919-1922]
BLANDFORD, J & F Builders. Partnerhip of Joseph (1881- ) and Frederick (1884- ), sons of Charles Blandford. 8 and 72 Portland Road [works 1908]
BLOMFIELD, Sir Arthur William FRIBA
BLOMFIELD, Charles James
BLOMFIELD, Arthur Conran
Sir Arthur Blomfield      Sir Arthur William Blomfield [right]. Architect, who designed many churches and several schools, includign the Royal College of Music and Selwyn Collece, Cambridge. Born in Fulham Palace, son of an eminent Bishop of London. He was president of the Architectural Association in 1861, proposed by George Gilbert Scott and others in 1867 as a fellow of the Royal Institite of British Architects (RIBA), of which he was vice-president in 1888, then knighted in 1889.
      Charles James Blomfield. Architect. Elder son and pupil of Sir A W Blomfield, joining as a partner with his brother A C Blomfield in 1890.
Arthur Conran Blomfield      Arthur Conran Blomfield [right] Architect. Son and pupil of Sir A W Blomfield, joining him as a partner with his brother in 1890.
Image; Portrait by Fred Roe [National Portrait Gallery]
St Luke's Church, Queen's Park Road* (1881-85)
Chapel Royal, North Street (internal repairs, restructuring 1876, new exterior 1896)
St Stephen's Church, Montpelier Place* (restoration, 1889)
St George's Church, St George's Road (attrib, 1890)

See also Sir A W Blomfield & Sons
Blomfield, Sir A W, and Sons Architectural partnership of Sir A W Blomfield and his sons A C Blomfield and C J Blomfield, the sons carrying on under this name following the death of their father in 1899. 8 North Street (former Barclays Bank, 1898)
Church of St John the Evangelist, Preston Road (1900-1902)
BLOOM, Maurice
Architect in the practice of Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie. At the time of developing Marine Gate he owned Courtenay Gate. Marine Gate, Marine Drive (1933-1935)
Courtenay Gate
BLOUNT, Gilbert Robert
Gilbert Robert BlountArchitect. Born in Mapledurham, near Reading. Trained as an engineer with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, while working on the Thames Tunnel and became superintendent of construction but then was apprenticed to architect Anthony Salvin and came to specialise in Catholic churches, influenced by A W N Pugin. He was architect to Cardinal Wiseman, the Archbishop of Westminster. St John the Baptist Church, Bristol Road* (extended 1887, 1890)
Church of St Mary Magdalen, Upper North Street* (1861/62)
BODLEY, George Frederick
G F BodleyBorn in Hull, the seventh of nine children (second son) of a physician. The family returned to Brighton in 1838. In 1846 a sister married Samuel Scott, a Brighton doctor and brother of architect George Gilbert Scott, in whose practice Bodley worked for six years. Thereafter he worked to develop a more modern form of Gothic architecture, as seen in the earlier part of St Michael and All Angels. Influenced by Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites, he gave William Morris some of Morris & Co's earliest commissions but after falling out with Morris he co-founded Watts & Co, still a principal supplier of fabrics and clerical vestments. As a leading ecclesiastical architect, Bodley repudiated Gothic from 1862 onwards in favour of 14th-century English styles. FRIBA 1899. He left effects to the value of £22,265 18s 3d. PERSONAL
Montpelier Road [residence c1841] • Merton House, Furze Hill [residence c1845]

Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Mary Magdalene, Bread Street (1862, demolished 1950)
St Michael and All Angels, Victoria Road (1858-1862)
St Barnabas' Church, Byron Street* (reredos, 1882)
St Paul's Church, West Street (restoration, 1865-1874; narthex and fishermen's institute, 1887)
BONE, Charles Belfield
Architect, born in Stoke Damerell (Demerel), Devon, seventh son of a solicitor. Educated at Radley; Oxford graduate 1883. Moved to Woburn Square, London. Partnership with Frank Alleyn Coles and Henry Cornwallis Rogers as Rogers, Bone & Coles at 9 New Square, Lincoln's Inn until 1931, although Rogers and Coles has been replaced by Arthur Campbell Martin by then. Member of the Institute of Town Planning. St John's Church, Church Road* (alterations, 1906-07)
Architect. Aquarium gateway, toll kiosks and clock tower, Madeira Drive (1874; the kiosks are now adjacent to the pierhead opposite)
Strict Baptist Chapel, Mighell Street (1878, demolished 1950)
BOXALL, William Percival
Architect at 14 Grand Parade (1843).
Braybon, T J & Son Local buidling firm. Valley Close
Valley Drive
Church of the Ascension, BRamber Avenue, Peacehaven (1955)
Westdene estate
William BrindleyPartner in Farmer and Brindley. After Farmer's death he worked in marble, including work for Westminster Cathedral and G F Bodley's churches. As FARMER AND BRINDLEY
St Anne's Church, Burlington Street (carvings)
BROCK, Sir Thomas RA
Sir Thomas BrockDesigner, sculptor. Born in Worcester, son of a painter and decorator. Designed the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace abd created numerous statues of Queen Victoria for sites around the country and in India.
Image: Portrait by Theodore Blake Worgman (1888) [Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums]
Queen Victoria Memorial, Grand Avenue* (1901)
BRODER, William Kedo
Architect. St Joseph Catholic Church, Elm Grove* (1879-80)
BROMIGE, Frank Ernest
Architect in art deco style, specialist in cinemas. Granada Cinema, Portland Road [additional work, 1932]
Cinema at junction of Hangleton Road and Applesham Avenue [1937, not built]
Cinema in Old London Road, Patcham [1939, not built]
Architect. No work identified so far
BROOKS, Thomes Alfred
Architect and surveyor at 30 Norfolk Square (1908-59). Born in Hampstead, London.
BROWN, Ford Madox
Ford Madox BrownPainter, associated with the Pre-Raphaelite movement but not a member. Born in Calais. One of the founders of Morris & Co.
Image: Self=portrait [Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp]
St Michael and All Angels, Victoria Road* (glass)
BUCKMAN, Charles Henry 1862-1904 Architect at 12 Prince Albert Street (1899). Brighton-born seventh child of a brewer's clerk. Committed to Holloway Sanatorium (for the insane) near Virginia Water, Surrey ('urgency') 30 June 1897 for treatment of melancholia and again in June 1899, now described as 'formerly an architect'. He was transferred to the Peckham House lunatic asylum in Camberwell in May 1902 and died there in January 1904. WORK
Station Hotel, 1 Hampstead Road (1891)
Tamplin's Phoenix Brewery Offices, Phoenix Place (1892)
• Dyke Road Hotel (Dyke Tavern), Dyke Road (1895)
Royal Sovereign, 66 Preston Street (wc and urinal, 1898)

16 Clifton Place [childhood home]
106 Springfield Road [residence 1891-97]
93 Springfield Road [residence 1899]
BUCKWELL, Thomas Herbert
Architect and surveyor. Son of a ship owner and brewer at 36 Egremont Place (1881-91). In practice as Johns & Buckwell; then in his own practice. Died in East Preston. WORK
St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Park Hill (1894) [now Park Hill Evangelical Church]

33 New Road [practice 1888-92]
Union Chambers, 162a North Street [practice 1895-1918]
6 West Drive [residence 1901-1907]
16 West Drive [residence 1909-1914]
73 Preston Road [residence 1915-1923]
Buckwell & Bullock Architectural partnership formed c1908 by T H Buckwell and — Bullock at Royal Insurance Chambers, 162 North Street (1911-12). No work identified so far
BUDD, Kenneth George
Designer, working in glass and mosaic. Trained at the Royal College of Art. Church of the Good Shepherd, Stanley Avenue (glass, 1967)
BUDGEN, Thomas
Surveyor at 1 Prospect Place (1824).
Architect. Carpenters' Arms, West Street (rebuilding 1898)
BURDWOOD, Stanley Harry
Architect at George Street, London W1. London-born son of an auctioneer. LRIBA 1911. He left £121,474. • 19 terraced houses in Tandridge Road and Tennis Road (1911)
• 10 terraced houses in Tennis Road and Glendor Road (1912)
BURGES, William
William BurgesArchitect influenced by the ideas of A W N Pugin and styles in French architecture; he was associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, whose designs for church fittings and glass he used (see Edward Burne-Jones). St Michael and All Angels, Victoria Road (extension designed 1865, built 1893)
BURGIS, Norman Leslie Sewell
Architect based in Ringmer. St Matthias' Church, Hollingbury Park Avenue (1966-67)
BURKE, William Henry
Marble merchant and manufacturer based in London. Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Magdalene, Bread Street (mosaic flooring)
Glass designer, son of Sir George Gilbert Scott's chief assistant. Trained at Clayton & Bell. Partner in Burlison & Grylls. See Burlison & Grylls
Burlison & Grylls Glass designers, partnership of John Burlison and T J Grylls. Church of St Mary the Virgin, St James's Street* (c1879?)
St Peter's Church, Holmes Avenue (1890)
Edward Burne-JonesPre-Raphaelite artist and designer. For local associations see Sir Edward Burne-Jones. St Michael and All Angels, Victoria Road* (glass: The Flight into Egypt)
Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady, Washington Street* (glass)
St Margaret's Church, The Green, Rottingdean* (glass)
Designer. Collingwood tomb, Extramural Cemetery, Lewes Road
BURSTOW, George Herbert
BURSTOW, William John
George Burstow      George Burstow [right] Builder; surveyor and land agent. Born George Buster in Portslade, son of a master bricklayer and employer; the family name was changed by deed poll in 1894, by which time George was widowed, his wife Elizabeth Harriet (née Potter) having died in 1889. By 1881, when he lived at the newly-built 15 Wakefield Road, he was described as 'master building contractor employing 23 men and two boys'. Lived at 17 Preston Road (1885), which he sold c1896 to architect William Parnacott, and at 30-32 Florence Road (1897-1901) with his sons George and William—who by then had joined him in the business—and Ralph.
      In January 1905 he married Alice Woodhams, who had been an undertenant at Charleston Farmhouse, Firle, which she ran as a boarding house with her sister. George Burstow was apparently a boarder there1. They went to live at The Bitterns, a house he built at Berwick, where he died on Christmas Day 1910. He left £8,055 14s 9d. George Herbert BurstowHis grandson, George Philip Burstow, wrote a family history among papers that are kept at The Keep2.
      George Herbert Burstow [right]. Surveyor and land agent. Son and partner of George Burstow as George Burstow and Sons. He lived at 107 St Leonard's Road (1911), then moved to Bognor and was described as 'architect and surveyor' at the time of his early death there.
William John Burstow      William John Burstow [right]. Surveyor and land agent. Son and partner of George Burstow as George Burstow and Sons. By 1911 he was living in Worthing with a business as a road and sewer contractor but was back in Brighton as a builder after the First World War.
1ESRO ACC 3794/5/10
2ESRO ACC 3794

• six houses in Lowther Road (1898)
Burstow, George & Sons Land agents and surveyors, builders and property developers at 16 Gloucester Place (1901-02). Probably the most prolific ever in the city's history, responsible for well over 2,600 houses in Brighton alone. The sons kept the business going following the death of their father and were beginning to be developers around 1905, which may be the point at which George retired. William was a named developer until 1932. Kingsley Road
Decimus BurtonA leading and prolific architect of the Regency era, responsible for several London parks and surrounding buildings, the enclosure of Buckingham Palace, the plans for Fleetwood, Folkstone,St Leonards and Tunbridge Wells. Tenth child of a property developer, trained under Sir John Soane and John Nash.
Image: RIBA
1-10 Adelaide Crescent (c1830)
Wick Estate (1830)
Merton House, Furze Hill
Wick Hall, Furze Hill (1840, demolished 1936)
BUSBY, Charles Augustin
Architect. Born into a family that moved in radical and artistic circles, 'one month before the wedding of his parents', as the Dictionary of National Biography notes. Attended the Royal Academy Schools and won the gold medal in 1807. The following year he published A series of Designs for Villas and Country Houses and A Collection of Designs for Modern Establishments After trying to build a business designing country houses, he spent 1817-19 in New York, returning to various jobs in England. His great opportunity came in 1822 when he was invited to Brighton by Thomas Read Kemp to form a partnership with Amon Henry Wilds as Wilds & Busby. The partnership ended acrimoniously in 1825, leaving Busby to continue alone as architect of Brunswick Town on land owned by Rev Thomas Scutt, for which project he became manager. He was a member of the Hove Vestry (forerunner of the town council) and the Brunswick Town Commissioners. Despite being arrested for debt in 1829, in 1831 he became the High Commissioner of Hove, still espousing radical principles. In February 1833 he was declared bankrupt with debts of more than £12,500. Friends paid off the debts but Busby died intestate in September 1834. His final home was at 1 Stanhope Place, London, where he died. He is buried at St Andrew's churchyard in Hove. WORK
St Margaret's Church, St Margaret's Place (1824)
2 Lansdowne Place* [residence, workplace]
Adelaide Crescent*, Brunswick Square* and much more of Brunswick Town
See also Wilds and Busby

11 Waterloo Place [residence; plqque]
BUTLER, Joseph
Builder, architect and surveyor, based in Chichester from c1833. St Andrew's Church, Church Road* (contractor for reconstruction, 1833-35)
Apprenticed as a builder but trained as an architect with E L Blackburne. St Patrick's Church, Cambridge Road (lectern, glass, c1858)

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