The people who built Brighton and Hove: M

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McLEAN, Archibald John Architect at 3 Palace Place. ARIBA 1909, FRIBA 1925. Lived at Hassocks.
Land surveyor at 51 North Street (1839-1843). No work identified so far
Architect and surveyor at 8 Waterloo Place (1824). No work identified so far
MASSEY, Percy George Architect at 145 Ditchling Road. LRIBA 1931.
Foremost theatre architect of the late Victorian and Edwardian period, credited with designing or remodelling up to 120 theatres. Grand Theatre, North Road (1894)
Hippodrome, Middle Street (remodelled 1901, 1902)
Alhambra Opera House and Music Hall, King's Road (1897; later Palladium Cinema)
MAY, Francis John Charles
Brighton borough engineer and surveyor. Born at Loose, Kent. PERSONAL>]
• 25 Compton Avenue [residence 1891-1901]
Bevendean Hospital, Bevendean Road
White Street
Brighton Corporation tramway network (1899)
Architect and surveyor at 17 Montpelier Road (1851), 1½ Ship Street (1854), 22½ Ship Street (1856). Son of George Maynard. No work identified so far
Builder, parish surveyor/assessor. Born in Eastbourne; lived at 52B Preston Street (1839-1851), widowed, lodging at 12 London Road (1861). Living at 33 London Road with second wife and three-year-old son (1871), at 14 Waterloo Place (1881); retired to Burgess Hill, becoming one of the founder arbitrators of the Burgess Hill and Hurstpierpoint Building Society (late the Mid-Sussex Permanent Building Society), founded in 1881; described as 'gentleman' in Probate Calendar, left over £5,000. Brighton Workhouse (Arundel Building, Brighton General Hospital), Elm Grove (1865-67)
Warren Farm Industrial Schools, Warren Road (1859)
MEASURES, Harry Bell
Articled to Arthur Loader 1877-1879 and his assistant 1877-82. Ashbury Silver Medal for Architectural Design at Brighton School of Science and Art 1879, Honours Medallist in Building Construction 1880. Own practice in Kensington, London from 1883. In-house architect for William Willett 1884-1892, notably on the West Brighton estate. Designed a number of London Underground Central Line stations around 1900 (plaque at Lancaster Gate tube station). Later became War Office's Director of Barrack Construction. 69, 71, 73, 75, 79 The Drive
MELLOR, M Mellor & Mellor were auctioneers and valuers, house and estate agents, at 110 St James's Street. 2 St George's Road (remodelled for Sussex Dairy Co, 1908)
MEW, Henry
Builder and presumed architect at 35 Mighell Street in 1832. All Souls Church, Eastern Road (1834, demolished 1968)
• The Old Vicarage, Temple Gardens (1834)
John Thomas MicklethwaitePupil of G G Scott. In practice from 1869. In partnership with George Somers Clarke 1876-1892. His book Modern Parish Churches (1874) influenced the development of late Victorian gothic ecclesiastical architecture. He was one of the founders of the Art Workers Guild, of which he was master in 1893, and Surveyor of the Fabric of Westminster Abbey from 1898 until his death. WITH SOMERS CLARKE
Holy Trinity Chapel, Ship Street (remodelling, 1885-87)
Victoria Branch, Brighton & Hove Dispensary, Sackville Road (1887)
St Patrick's Church, Cambridge Road (restoration, 1888)
St Peter's Church, Holmes Avenue (restoration, 1891)
Builder, originally from Rothbury, Northumberland. Formed partnership with Oscar Deutsch and F Stanley Bates to build a cinema in Franklin Road, Portslade. When the others withdrew from ownership after the opening, he continued alone and the cinema opened as the Rothbury. Rothbury Cinema, Franklin Road
Jesmond Road
Rothbury Road
MILEHAM, Harry Robert FRSA
Harry MilehamLocal artist. Born in Hackney, London. His paintings of the Stations of the Cross in St Mary's were moved there from the former Church of St Thomas the Apostle when the latter closed. Brighton Museums and Arts Galleries has some of his work, including a self-portrait. He died in Hove.
Image: In the Mirror, 1946 (Brighton & Hove Museums and Art Galleries)
St Mary's, St James's Street [paintings]
42 Osmond Road [residence 1917-1929]
Burlingham, 35 Mallory Road [residence, 1929-1957]
MILLS, James
Bricklayer and property developer/owner. He is buried at Sta Andrew's Church, as is his son, James Henry Mills (1805-1873), an auctioneer and estate agent, who took over the family business c1832. PERSONAL
12 High Street [residence, office 1822]
Blenheim Place [residence 1841]
3 Mills Terrace [residence -1846 deathplace]
Mills Terrace (1822)
MITCHELL, William George
William MitchellSculptor, created the so-called 'Spirit of Brighton' sand-blasted concrete work that stood in the earlier version of Churchill Square, later demolished and said to have been used as hardcore in the reconstruction. His other commissions include work on Liverpool's Catholic cathedral. Spirit of Brighton sculpture, Churchill Square
Architect, son of Moses Mocatta. Commemorated in Mocatta House, Trafalgar Place. Synagogue, Devonshire Place (enlarged 1837; only facade remains)
Brighton Railway Station, Junction Road (1840)
MOORE, Richard St George
Engineer, architect, trained at Laird Bros, Birkenhead. As well as designing the Palace Pier, he designed piers at Skegness, Tenby and St Leonards. Brighton Marine Palace and Pier, Madeira Drive
Architect and surveyor at 5 Old Steine (1878). No work identified so far
MORRIS, William
Designer, artist, writer, socialist. St Michael & All Angels, Victoria Road [stained glass]
Morris & Co
Design and manufactirng company founded by William Morris, Ford Madox Brown and others. Church of the Anunciation of Our Lady, Washington Street [stained glass]
Murrell & Pigott
Architectural firm, partnership of H F Murrell and R M Pigott, noted for their apartment blocks, especially in fashionable areas of London. 4 Grand Avenue* (1935-36)
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