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RASTRICK, John Urpeth
Civil engineer. Pioneer in the design of steam engines and one of the three judges in the Rainhill Trials won by Stephenson's Rocket. From 1836 he became consultant engineer for the railways that merged to become the London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) and was responsible with David Mocatta for the design and construction of the tunnels and Ouse Viaduct to the north of the city. He is buried in Brighton Extramural Cemetery. Brighton Railway Station train shed, Junction Road (1840)
REED, C G & Son Furnishing ironmongers at 26 North Street (1865-1914), founders at the Eagle Foundry, 114 Gloucester Road (1862-1868) and the Regent Foundry, 63 North Road (1869-1912). The firm was previously known as Longworthy & Reed (1862) and C & J Reed (1867-1870). WORK
iron fence on Madeira Drive (1879)
James Reynolds was a carpenter.
      Jabez Reynolds, his second son, was a carpenter initially but became a successful builder and contractor. Born in Brighton, he was baptised at the Dorset Gardens Wesleyan Chapel. In 1881 he was employing 40 men. He built Palmeira Mansions speculatively. By the time of his death he lived in Westminster.
      Jabez Reynolds, Jabez' son, was also a builder and contractor. He joined the St Cecilia masonic lodge in Brighton in 1881 but left Brighton in the late 1880s for north London.
Church of St Martin, Lewes Road (1872-75)
Seafield Villas/Road (1875-79)
Palmeira Mansions, Church Road (1883-1884)

1 Clarence Gardens [family residence 1841-1851; James's deathplace]
2 Albert Road [family residence 1870-1875]
15 St John's Terrace [family residence 1878]
4 Tisbury Road [JR Jr residence 1881-1882]
6 Regent Row [premises 1856-1885]
19 Goldstone Villas [JR Jr residence 1881-1887]
Architect. WORK
No work identified so far
78 Lansdowne Place [1912]
RIDGE, Lacy William
Dioscesan Surveyor for Chichester. FRIBA. Church of St Alban, Coombe Road
St Matthias' Church, Ditchling Road
Ridley & Co Architectural practice. WORK
No work identified so far
34 Goldstone Villas [practice 1912]
ROBINSON, Peter Frederick
London architect. Pupil of Henry Holland. Assisted William Porden with the Royal Stables. Author of several architectural pattern books. In practice until 1839. Royal Stables (The Dome), Church Street
ROTH, Stanley (Henry James)
Architect, in a partnership in Chichester from 1938, then as a partner in Stanley Roth, Tetley & Felce with an office also in Brighton where P I D Tetley was based.
Stanley Roth, Tetley & Felce Architectural firm of Stanley Roth, P I D Tetley and Felce, established in 1948 at 60 West Street. It became Felce and Guy in 1960; under that name it is still in practice with different partners.
RUSSELL, Samuel Bridgman FRIBA
Architect, based in London and Bromley, Kent. FRIBA 1902. Chief architect to the Ministry of Health. Brighton Hove and Sussex Grammar School, Dyke Road (now BHASVIC) (1912)
RUSSELL, William
Architect. WORK
No work identified so far
51 Henry Street [1839-1843]
17 William Street [1843]
40 Marlborough Place [1856-1859]
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