The people who built Brighton and Hove: E

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EARP, Thomas
Stonemason, born in Nottingham, working in Lambeth, London by the start of the 1850s. He was regularly employed by G F Bodley, G G Scott and A W N Pugin. WORK
St Patrick's Church Cambridge Road (roof corbels, 1858)
EASTON, Hugh Ray
Hugh Ray EastonStained glass designer (including the Battle of Britain window in Westminster Abbey). Disliked by Betjeman and Pevsner. WORK
St Peter's Church, St Peter's Place* (glass)
EDIS, Colonel Sir Robert William KBE CB DL FRIBA
Robert EdisArchitect, associated with Queen Anne/Arts & Crafts design and later the Aesthetic Movement. His military commission was with the Artists' Rifles, part of the Territorial Force. His work included extending and rebuilding Sandringham House for the Prince of Wales. WORK
Lanes Hotel, 70 Marine Parade [remodelled 1879]
Brighton Borough Engineer and Surveyor. Born at Llanbadarn Fawr, Cardiganshire, son of an independent minister. Previously City Engineer at Bath and Borough Engineer at Taunton (1911). He was president of the Institution of Municipal and County Engineers 1936-37. WORK
Aquarium, Madeira Drive* [remodelling 1925-27]
three trolley bus shelters, Old Steine* (1939)
public conveniences, Old Steine* (1926) (now Old Steine cafe)
Black Rock Bathing Pool, Madeira Drive
George Hotel, 1 West Street [remodelling]
Undercliff Walk (1928-1933)
EDWARDS, Richard
Architect. WORK
None identified so far.

67 or 68 Upper North Street [practice 1843-1848]
ELDRIDGE, Father John
Priest. WORK
St Richard's Church, Hangleton (glass)
ELLISON, Christopher Obee FRIBA
C O EllisonArchitect, born in Liverpool. In practice from c1855, based in Liverpool and London. FRIBA in 1874. His work was mainly for the Methodist Church but he also designed Birkenhead Town Hall. He was the first president of the Society of Architects in 1884 and held a commission as a colonel in the Volunteers.
Image: Building News 20 June 1890
Norfolk Road Wesleyan Methodist Church (1868, demolished 1965)
Preston Park Wesleyan Methodist Church, Dyke Road Drive (1883, demolished 1974)
Dorset Gardens Wesleyan Methodist Church (1884, replaced 2000)
Sir William EmersonArchitect, pupil of W G Habershon and A R Pite, then joined the prestigious office of William Burges. Favoured a French gothic style in his church designs. President of the RIBA. Much of his work after 1864 was done in India, although he remained based in the UK. [Not to be confused with the American architect William Ralph Emerson, a cousin of Ralph Waldo Emerson.]
Image: Portrait of Sir William Emerson by James Jebusa Shannon (1904) [RIBA]
Church of St Mary the Virgin, St James's Street
Ironfounder in Lewes. Cast much of the ironwork street furniture of Victorian Brighton and Hove. WORK
• seafront railings*
• lampposts*

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