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GARRETT, William Burt
GARRETT, William Snr

GARRETT, Thomas Snr
GARRETT, William Jr
GARRETT, Burt Dale
GARRETT, Sidney Colston
Family of builders and architects.
Thomas Garrett Snr      William Burt Garrett (WBG) was a carpenter and builder. Described as 'gentleman' in probate record; left under £1,500.
      William Garrett (WG1), son of William Burt Garrett. Carpenter (1851), builder. Employed 25 men (1871), 50 men (1881). Retired by 1901. Father of William Garrett III.
      Thomas Garrett (TG1) [right] was born in Brighton, son of William Burt Garrett. Builder. Retired by 1901. His son Thomas became an architect, his sons Samuel and Burt Dale became builders. He died in a 'surgical home' at 19 Lansdowne Place, was buried in Brighton Extramural Cemetery and left £32,613 13s 6d.
Thomas Garrett Jr      William Garrett (WG2), son of William Garrett Jr was a builder. Assisted his father in the business (1891); manager of building company W & J Garrett Ltd (1911).
      Thomas Garrett (TG2) [right], eldest son of Thomas Garrett, born in Brighton. Architect's pupil (1881). Architect and surveyor. Later also owned 'Rite Spot', Small Dole, where he died; left £57,765 17s 2d. FRIBA 1925.
      Burt Dale Garrett (BDG) [right] was born in Brighton, son of Thomas Garrett Jr. Builder, managing director of building company W & J Garrett Ltd (1911). Burt Dale GarrettLeft £21,206 18s 6d. His sons Walter Joseph and Edwin Joseph became a builder and a surveyor respectively.
      Sidney Colston Garrett (SCG) was the only son of and in 1911 assistant to Thomas Garrett Jr. He was a captain in the Royal Engineers during World War One. Architect at Thomas Garrett & Son. ARIBA 1918.
WORK [Thomas Jr]
Dewe Road (1902)
Queen's Electric Theatre, 130 Western Road (enlargement, 1910)
14 Windlesham Road

12 Nelson Street [WGB, WG1, TG1 residence 1841-51]
34 Marine Parade [WGB residence 1859-1864]
1 Margaret Street [WGB residence 1865-1879]
25 Margaret Street [WG1 residence 1865-82]
20 Dorset Gardens [WG1 residence 1881-1907]
35 Grenville Place [TG1 residence 1870-1885,TG2 and BDG childhood residence 1871-1885]
6 St Margaret's Place [TG1, TG2, BDG residence 1889-1893]
2 Clarence Square [TG1 residence 1901-14]
28 Preston Street [WG2 residence 1891]
18 Addison Road [WG2 residence 1901-02]
17 Ship Street [WG2 practice 1910-28]
30 Ship Street [TG2 practice 1890-1899]
20 Hanover Crescent [TG2 residence 1889-99]
9 Melville Road [TG2 residence 1901]
34 Ship Street [TG2 practice 1911-1915]
14 Windlesham Road [TG2 residence 1911-1915, SCG residence 1911]
54 Brunswick Square [TG2 residence 1939-1942]
15 Clarence Square [BDG residence 1911]
9 Woodruff Avenue [BDG residence -1947]
20 Hanover Crescent [residence 1889-91]
3 St George's Terrace [BDG residence 1899]
9 Melville Road [SCG childhood home 1901]
7 Modena Road [SCG residence 1918-1922?]
Little Meadow, Orpen Road [SCG residence 1938]
18 Fourth Avenue [SCG residence 1949]
Garrett, W & J
Building firm at 62 & 65 Middle Street. [Still to be determined which members of the family were involved but presumed to be William and Thomas Jr.] The list of properties are nearly all listed as 'Garrett'. WORK
Throat and Ear Hospital Outpatients Department, Church Street (1924)
Golden Cross Hotel, 175 Western Road (1926)
Johnson Bros Store, 179-180 Western Road (1929)
British Home Stores, 167-174 Western Road (1930-31) [now Primark]
Marks & Spencer Store, 195-199 Western Road (1931-32)
GERMAN, Hector
Architect and surveyor active on his own account in Brighton from 1878. Born in Bow, London; son of a property owner. He moved to Bedford at the end of the century and died at Bembridge, IoW, leaving £18,569 10s.
The listing of his work in the city is believed to be complete.
104-112 (even) Richmond Road (1878)
9-27,39-53 Princes Road (1878)
18,20,22,24,58-76 (even) Princes Road (1879)
86-102 (even) Richmond Road (1879)
1-5 and 6 Mayo Road (1879, 1881 (even))
73,75,81-91 (odd) Round Hill Crescent (1880)
59-85 (odd) Princes Road (1880)
21-29 (odd) Crescent Road (1880)
1-9 (odd), 2-12 (even) Ashdown Road (1880)
• 5 houses in Hollingdean Road (1881)
• 49,50, house/shop and three other houses in Station Road (1881)
26-32 (even) Princes Road (1882)
• 2 terraced houses in Station Road (1883)

12 St Catherine's Terrace [residence 1871-81]
54 Ship Street [practice 1880]
36 Ship Street [practice 1881]
36 East Street [practice 1882]
17 Ship Street [practice 1885]
1 Duke Street [practice 1888-95)
Local architect, trained by W G Habershon and Alfred Robert Pite, worked in the office of William Burges. Partnership with H N Goulty from 1867 with the practice known as Goulty & Gibbins until 1896, even though Goulty died in 1869. FRIBA 1888. Surveyor to the Brighton County Borough Mental Hospital for 25 years from 1903. Joined in the practice by his son Arthur E Gibbins from c1903. Died at Hurstpierpoint and was buried in Ditchling. WORK
Christ Church Independent Chapel, New England Road (1874) [later Elim Free Church]
Congregational Church, Clermont Terrace (1877) [now Clermont United Reformed Church]
St Luke's Prestonville, Old Shoreham Road (restored, 1882)
French Protestant Church, Queensbury Mews (1887) [now residence]
All Saints Church, Church Hill, Patcham (alterations, attributed)

Molesworth House, 3 Palace Place [practice 1875-1912]
3 Vernon Terrace [residence 1897-1903
43 Brunswick Road [residence 1915]
GIBBS, Charles Alexander
Stained glass maker, based in Bloomsbury, London. WORK
St Patrick's Church, Cambridge Road (glass, c1858; see W Butterfield)
GIBBS, Peter
Architect. WORK
Patcham Methodist Church, Ladies Mile Road [conversion, 1968]
GILBERT, Anthony
Stained glass designer with Cox and Barnard. WORK
St Philip's Church, New Church Road, Aldrington (glass, 1955)
Architect. WORK
Our Lady of Lourdes Convent Chapel, Preston Road (1903, demolished 1972)
GILL, Arthur Eric Rowton
Eric GillDesigner, sculptor, letter cutter, typographer, printmaker. Born in Brighton, the son of a clergyman in the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion. His father left the sect in 1897 and moved the family to Chichester. Eric Gill moved to London in 1900 to train as an architect with W D Caroe & Company but in 1903 abandoned architecture to develop his career as a calligrapher and monumental mason. PERSONAL
32 Hamilton Road [birthplace 1882-1883]*
Preston View, 53 Highcroft Villas [childhood home 1890-1897]
Cliftonville Road [residence 1884]
GILLAM, William Charles Frederick
Architect, son of a local fish merchant and a laundress. Emigrated to North America in 1910, first to Vancouver, British Columbia to continue practising as an architect with expertise in school building, leaving there in 1921 for Burlingame, California, where he became an artist. His work is in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. WORK
Dewe Road (1902)

3 Artillery Street [childhood home 1871]
9 Upper North Street [childhood home 1877-1884]
14 Chatham Place [residence 1885-1895]
162a North Street [practice 1897-1899]
Central Chambers, 3 North Street Quadrant [practice 1901-1907]
GINNETT, Louis John
Designer and painter, educated at Brighton Grammar School. Lived at Ditchling and taught at Brighton School of Art for many years. Tutor and later close colleague of Charles Knight. Some of his paintings are in the collection of the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust and more are in Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. WORK
Brighton and Hove Grammar School, Dyke Road (murals)
St Patrick's Church, Cambridge Road (design for stations of the cross)
GLASBY, William
Stained glass designer and painter. Worked for Morris & Co; own business from c1919 in London but moved to Horsham in 1938. WORK
St Matthias' Church, Ditchling Road (glass)
Godman & Kay Partnership of Charles Richard Bayly Godman (1879-1946) and Claude John Kay (1878-1969). The firm is still practising in Cowfold but in the last years of the dfoudners and after their deaths work was carried out by others. WORK
St Luke's Prestonville, Old Shoreham Road (restored by N F Gossage, 1968-69)
GOOD, Joseph Henry
Joseph Henry GoodArchitect, born in London, pupil of John Soane. Surveyor to Commissioners for Building New Churches 1826-1857. He worked on the Royal Pavilion, including the North Gate and the stables behind Porden's facade. WORK
Brighton Pavilion, Old Steine (1831-32)
H S Goodhart-RendelArchitect and architctural historian. St Wilfrid's is one of his most noted works. President of the Royal Institute of British Architects 1937-1939.
Image: RIBA
St Wilfrid's, Elm Grove 1933-34)
GOSSAGE, Neil Frederick
Architect, member of the firm of Godman and Kay. See Godman and Kay
GOTCH, John Alfred PRIBA
J A GotchPrivate practice in Kettering; partnership with Charles Saunders as Gotch & Saunders (1887); later with Henry Ralph Surridge as Gotch, Saunders & Surridge; all retired 1938 but practice still exists. FRIBA 1886. President Architectural Association 1886-87, president RIBA 1923-25. Principal designer for Midland Bank. Author of Early Renaissance Architecture of England (1901). WORK
HSBC Bank, 80 Western Road [? see also T B Whinney]
GOTCH, Laurence Murcell
Architect. Nephew and pupil of J A Gotch. Founded L M Gotch and Partners in Brighton and London after the Second World War, the practice retaining that name after Gotch's retirement in 1955 until being renamed Wells-Thorpe and Partners c1972.
Gotch, L M, & Partners Architectural firm, which kept Gotch's name until it was renamed Wells-Thorpe & Partners in c1972.
GOULTY, Horatio Nelson
Son of John Nelson Goulty. With Amon Henry Wilds, John Cordy Burrows and his father, he founded the Brighton Extra Mural Cemetery in 1850, where he is buried. He lived with his parents and family, was borough councillor for Park ward, secretary of the Brighton School of Art and a Knight Templar. He died in Shoreham. WORK
Norfolk Hotel, King's Road* (1864-65)
Cliftonville Congregational Church, Blatchington Road (1867) [later Central United Reformed Church]
Grand Concert Hall, West Street and Middle Street [later Sherry's Dance Hall, etc] (1868, demolished 2021)

5 Pavilion Buildings [practice 1854-56]
12 Union Street [practice 1859]
1-2 Sussex Square [residence 1861]
Goulty & Gibbins Partnership of H N Goulty and J G Gibbins from 1867, still known as Goulty and Gibbins until 1896, even though Goulty died in 1869. WORK
Turkish Baths, 59 West Street (1869, later Academy Cinema, demolished 1973)

Molesworth House, 3 Palace Place [practice from 1875]
GOVER, John Richard
Architect and surveyor. Born in Newington, London. Moved to Brighton from Ewelme, Oxfordshire in the 1870s. Moved to Croydon by 1901 and died there. PERSONAL
8 Union Street [practice 1878]
6 College Road [residence 1881]
GOWAR, Gerald E
Architect. WORK
150-156 Balfour Road
GRYLLS, Thomas John
Glass designer. Trained at Clayton & Bell. Partner in Burlison & Grylls.
GUTHRIE, Leonard Rome
JL Rome GuthrieArchitect, who studied at Glasgow School of Art. He was admitted ARIBA in 1910 and elected FRIBA in 1925, when one of his proposers was Edward Prioleau Warren. He joined the firm that became Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie in 1925 to work with them on the Grosvenor House project of which Edwin Lutyens was consultant. He retired in 1953.

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