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KAYE, James
Architect, surveyor, land and estate agent. Born in Bombay (Mumbai), son of an accountant in the Indian civil service. Agent for the Globe Fire and Life Assurance Company, National Alliance Accidental and Plate Glass Insurance Company and the Conservative Land Society. WORK
No work identified so far.

6 Lansdowne Square [practice 1851-54]
37 Western Road, Hove [practice 1856-1858]
KELLY, Claude
      John Kelly. Architect. Designed a number of Roman Catholic churches in Italianate style, distinguished by tall campaniles. Father of Claude Kelly.
      Claude Kelly. Architect, born in Leeds, son of John Kelly, whose practice he took over in 1904. Master of design at the Architectural Association.
WORK (John)
St Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Tamworth Road (1902, now church hall)
WORK (Claude)
St Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Tamworth Road (1915)
Architect. Son of a steam trawler manager in Lancashire and London, who retired to Hove. RIBA Soane Medallist 1924. FRIBA 1931. Lived at Woodmancote, died at Cardigan, Pembrokeshire. WORK
No work identified so far.

12 Grand Avenue [residence. practice]
KEMPE, Charles Eamer
Also spelt Kemp
C E KempeLeading Victorian stained glass designer. Youngest son of Nathaniel Kemp and cousin of Thomas Read Kemp and maternal grandson of Sir John Eamer, Lord Mayor of London in 1801. Born at Ovingdean Hall. After considering priesthood in the Anglo-Catholic movement while at Oxford, he studied architecture in the practice of G F Bodley and founded his own studio in 1866. He had a residence at Old Place, Willingdon and died at his London house, 28 Nottingham Place, but is buried at St Wulfran's Church, Ovingdean. He left £62,802 5s 5d. WORK
All Souls Church, Eastern Road (glass 1903, 1906)
Church of St Alban, Coombe Road (altar>
Church of St Nicholas of Myra, Dyke Road (glass)>
St Augustine's Church, Stanford Avenue* (glass)
St Luke's Church, Queen's Park Road* (glass)
St Paul's Church, West Street* (glass)
St Peter's Church, St Peter's Place* (glass)
St Peter's Church, Holmes Avenue* (glass)
Church of St Mary the Virgin and St Mary Mary Magdalene, Bread Street (1862)
St Michael and All Angels, Victoria Road (lectern)
St Philip's Church, New Church Road, Hove (glass)
St Wulfran's Church, Ovingdean (rood, reredos, decoration)

Ovingdean Hall [birthplace 1837]
KENDALL, Henry Edward
KENDALL, Henry Edward Jr
Henry Edward Kendall      Henry Edward Kendall [right]. Pupil of Thomas Leverton and probably John Nash. Surveyor of much of the Kemp Town Estate. His pupils included Lewis Cubitt, who married Kendall's daughter Sophia.
Image: lithographic portrait by George B Black, 1852 [National Portrait Gallery]
      Henry Edward Kendall Jr. Pupil of his father, with whom he worked until establishing his own architectural practice. Both were founders of the future RIBA.
WORK (Henry Snr)
Kemp Town Enclosures*
WORK (Henry Jr)
St Patrick's Church Cambridge Road (1858)
KENNARD, John Moir
Architect in Reigate and later in Brighton. Son of a sand and horticultural soil dealer in Southwark. In practice by 1881. ARIBA 1884. WORK
No work identified so far.

Redfern, Tivoli Crescent North [practice]
Monumental sculptor (noted for the effigy on T E Lawrence's tomb); war artist in both world wars. WORK
St Helen's Church, Hangleton Way (tombstone)
KINDER, Claude
Glass designer, member of the local firm of Barton, Kinder and Alderson. Trained with Cox and Barnard. WORK
Church of the Good Shepherd, Dyke Road (glass)
KINGSTON(E), Richard
Surveyor at 32 Gardner Street (1824-39). WORK
No work identified so far.
KNIGHT, Charles Ernest
Painter and designer, born in Hove. Landscape artist, pupil of L J Ginnett and Walter Sickert, lived in Ditchling and taught at Brighton College of Art. Tutor to Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. Designed stained glass and, probably with J L Denman, inn signs. WORK
Church of the Good Shepherd, Dyke Road (glass, statue)
St Matthias' Church, Ditchling Road (glass)
St Patrick's Church Cambridge Road (paintings)
KNOWLES, Sir James Thomas KCVO
Architect and writer, son of architect James Thomas Knowles (1806-1884). He designed many buildings in the Stanford estate. He founded the Metaphysical Society in 1869, was editor of The Contemporary Review and founder of the journal Nineteenth Century in 1877. Knighted 1904. Lived at Queen Anne's Lodge, St James Park Road, Westminster and in Brighton, where he died, leaving over £30,000. WORK
1 Grand Avenue* (1871-74, now King's House)
Prince's Hotel, Kingsway

3-4 Percival Terrace [residence, deathplace 1908]
KNOX, James Erskine
Woodworker with workshops in London; employed by George Somers Clarke. Member of the Art Workers Guild. WORK
Church of St Martin and St Wilfrid Church, Lewes Road (reredos and fittings, 1875)

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