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Architect at 43 Preston Road (1899-1912). No work identified so far
Architect, based in London. Chapel Royal, North Street (1793)
SCOTT, Edmund Evan
Architect, member of a family of Brighton artists, grandson of Edmund Scott. Practice at 8 Pavilion Buildings (1854-1859). Partnerships with former pupils R S Hyde and F T Cawthorn. Lived in Russell Square 1861-1895 with his aunts Maria Brookbank and Emily Scott, a portrait artist. Executor of his aunt Emily's will, inheriting the house. Away from Brighton he designed St Paul's Church, Southampton (1862). PERSONAL
23 Cannon Place [residence 1851]
• 41 (later renumbered 31) Russell Square [residence 1861-1895]

St Nicholas' Church School, Lock's Hill, Portslade
St Andrew's Church, Church Road (1864)
St Bartholomew's Church, Ann Street (1872-1884)
Newmarket Arms, 6 Newmarket Terrace (PH, 1882)
> See also Scott & Cawthorn
> See also Scott & Hyde
SCOTT, Sir George Gilbert
SCOTT, John Oldrid
George Gilbert Scott      George Gilbert Scott. Highly prolific architect (over 800 buildings, including St Pancras Station, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Albert Memorial), nicknamed 'Great' Scott. Born into an ecclesiastical family and inspired by Pugin to work in the English Gothic Revival style, He is buried in Westminster Abbey. Among his pupils were G F Bodley, George Somers Clarke and his own son John Oldrid Scott. His grandson, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960), designed the K2 red telephone kiosk, of which a number are protected by Grade II listing in Brighton and Hove.
      John Oldrid Scott. Son of Sir George Gilbert Scott. In practice from 1860.
WORK (Giles Gilbert Scott)
Brighton College, Eastern Road*
Brill's Baths, East Street
Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady, Washington Street*
St Margaret's Church, The Green, Rottingdean* (south aisle, restorations, 1856)

WORK (John Oldrid Scott)
St Philip's Church, New Church Road, Hove* (1894-95)
Scott & Cawthorn Architects; partnership of E E Scott and F T Cawthorn at 46a Regency Square (1890), 170 North Street (1899). St Saviour's Church, 95 Ditchling Road (1895-1900)
Scott & Hyde Architects; partnership of E E Scott and R S Hyde at 46a Regency Square (1878), 170 North Street (1899). 104-106 Edward Street (shops, 1880)
St James's Church, St James's Street (1875 replacement; demolished 1951)
All Souls Church, Eastern Road (alteration)
Chapel Royal, North Street* (alteration)
Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady, Washington Street* (alteration)
St John's Church, Carlton Hill* (alteration)
SCUTT, Thomas Henry CE, FRHS
Builder's general foreman, living at 8 Caledonian Road (1881, as Henry Thomas Scutt). Architect and surveyor at 14 or 14a North Street (1899-1901). Born in Storrington. Prolific designer of houses: 695 planning approvals in Brighton. The principal developments are listed. PERSONAL
The Beeches, 100 or 94 Stanford Avenue residence (1897-1921)

5 Belmont flat, final residence (1924-1926)

12 houses, bakery, shop, Stanford Avenue (1897-1902)
52 houses, shops, Preston Drove (1898-1902)
14 houses, stables, Preston Park Avenue (1898, 1902-03)
97 houses, Osborne Road (1898-1902)
38 houses, Gordon Road (1898,1905)
56 houses, Bates Road (1898-99)
25 houses, one workshop, Havelock Road (1899-1903)
48 houses, Balfour Road (1899-1904)
67 houses, Herbert Road (1899-1904)
41 houses, Hythe Road (1899-1900)
7 houses, Loder Road (1899-1900)
2 houses, East Drive, Queen's Park (1900)
5 houses, Lowther Road (1901)
36 houses, Ashford Road (1902)
4 houses, York Grove (1902)
25 houses, Seville Street (1902-03)
8 houses in Coronation Street (1903)
13 houses, Hartington Road (1903)
13 houses, Ewhurst Road (1903,1907)
7 houses, Maldon Road (1904)
15 houses, laundry and stable, Hollingdean Terrace (1905)
22 houses, stores and workshop, Dyke Road Drive (1905-06)
14 houses, Dyke Road (1906)
30 houses, Stanmer Park Road (1907)
13 houses, Franklin Road (1923)
SEIFERT, Richard
British-Swiss architect (real name Reuben, aka Robin), noted for tower blocks, especially in London, where his firm designed more buildings than Sir Christopher Wren. The Rival Lamps factory on the Hollingbury Industrial Estate was one of his practice's earliest works, before he became a committed proponent of the modern movement. Rival Lamps factory, Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury (1949)
See also Richard Seifert & Partners
Seifert, Richard, & Partners Architctural practice founded by Richard Seifert. Sussex Heights and Metropole Exhibition Halls, St Margaret's Place (1966-68)
Chartwell Court, Russell Square
Bedford Hotel and Bedford Towers, King's Road
SIMPSON, James Charnock
SIMPSON, Sir John William PRIBA
SIMPSON, Gilbert Murray
      James Simpson. Architect. Born in Bolton, Lancashire. At 13 Richmond Street1, in St George's Place (1837-1843). In 1848-1864 his practice was at 58½ West Street and his residence at 19 Clarence Square. He retired to Jersey, where he died.
      Thomas Simpson. Architect and surveyor. Born in Muswell Hill, London (not Scotland as sometimes stated). Articled to his uncle, James Simpson. Architect to the Brighton and Preston School Board and Hove School Boards.
      Sir John Simpson. Elder son of Thomas Simpson, articled to his father, then attended Royal Academy Schools. FRIBA 1900. President of the Royal Institute of British Architects 1919-1921. Partnership with Maxwell Ayrton from 1910 to 1928; designed Wembley Stadium. Knighted for his work on the Empire exhibition site at Wembley.
      Gilbert Simpson. Son of Thomas Simpson. Articled to his father and remained as assistant. ARIBA 1893 (proposers included Thomas Lainson and Lacy Ridge; FRIBA 1921. Own practice from 1890 at 16 Ship Street. Architect and surveyor to Brighton Education Committee for 47 years. Retired 1945.
WORK (James Simpson)
Farman Street School

WORK (Thomas Simpson)
Salem Strict Baptist Chapel, Bond Street (1861, demolished 1974)
Wagner almshouses, Lewes Road (1861)
Congregational Chapel, Belgrave Street
Dials Congregational Church, Clifton Road (1870, demolished 1972)
Hanover Terrace Board Schools (1873, demolished 1999)
and much more to be added.

WORK (Sir John Simpson)
Brighton War Memorial, Victoria Gardens
Roedean School, Roedean Way*
Union Congregational Church, Queen Square (1899, not built)

WORK (Gilbert Simpson)
Ronuk Hall and Welfare Institute, Victoria Road, Portslade [1927, now Portslade Town Hall]

PERSONAL (James Simpson)
13 Richmond Street1
St George's Place [1837-1843]
58½ West Street [practice 1848-1864]
19 Clarence Square [residence 1848-1864]
1Le1839, Poll Book, 1834,1841

PERSONAL (Thomas Simpson)
17 Chatham Place [practice 1858]
8 Prince Albert Street [practice 1859]
16 Ship Street [practice 1859–end of career]
Simpson, T, & Sons Architectural firm at 17 Ship Street. Work to be identified.
SIMPSON, William Begg
Architect, son of an Aberdonian farmer, who was articled to Alexander Marshall Mackenzie and studied at Aberdeen School of Art. After working in London for, among others, Arthur Conran Blomfield, he became assistant to Edmund Wimperis in 1911. The two were in partnership after the Great War, the firm becoming Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie in 1925. Simpson retired in 1951. No work identified so far
SKELTON, John Stephen MBE
SKELTON, Helen Mary
      John Skelton Letter carver and sculptor, nephew and apprentice of Eric Gill. His studio was at Streat from 1950.
      Mary Skelton Letter carver and sculptor; daughter, apprentice and partner of John Skelton.
Brighthelm, North Road
Surveyor at 29 George Street,Brighton (1824). No work identified so far
SMALE, Samuel Charles
London-born builder and contractor at 40 Newtown Road (1887-1910), 35 Westbourne Villas (1891), 2 Hove Park Villas (1893-1902). Smale & Son in 1903, Smale & Sons in 1905. 33,34,35,36 Westbourne Villas (1884)
30,31,32 Westbourne Villas (1885)
83,84 Sackville Gardens (1891)
18,20 Sackville Gardens (1892)
25-33 Fonthill Road (1892)
55 Hove Park Villas (1892)
53 Hove Park Villas (1895)
Fonthill Road (10 houses, west side, 1896)
Wilbury Gardens (2 detached houses, east side, 1896)
82,84 Fonthill Road (1898)
29-37 (odd) Linton Road (1904)
Mission Hall, 40 Payne Avenue (1905)
Architect at 1 Castle Square (1901). No work identified so far
SMITH, George
Architect at 22 Buckingham Place (1856). No work identified so far
Smith & Co Firm of architects at 1 Castle Square and 47 Western Road, Hove (1899). No work identified so far
SOIMENOW, Mitrofan (Michael)
Russian-born architect in the firm of Coleridge, Jennings & Soimenow, from which he resigned in 1935. Naturalised British citizen 1931. Courtenay Gate (1934)
SORBY, Thomas Charles
Architect, born in Wakefield and trained in London, who designed numerous county court houses around the country. He emigrated to Canada in 1883, moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1888 with offices there and in Vancouver. County Court House, Church Street (1868/69)
SPENCE, Sir Basil
Basil SpenceArchitect, trained at Edinburgh College of Art, where he later lectured (even while still a student) and in 1928-29 in the office of Sir Edwin Lutyens. Noted for the Sea and Ships Pavilion at the Festival of Britain (1951), Coventry Cathedral (1956-1962). Campus design for University of Sussex, including Falmer House* (1960ff)
SPICER, Joseph H
Architect in Queen's Road (1848). No work identified so far
STEER, Walter, Jr
Architect. Son of a railway labourer (later carman). Walter worked as a post office messenger boy (c1891-1893). Articled to Robert W Pollard 1893-96, assistant to Pollard 1896-98; assistant to F W Cawthorn from 1898. Cawthorn proposed him for LRIBA 1911, when Steer lived at 11 Semley Road. 27 (later at 43) Viaduct Road [childhood home]
No work identified so far
Henfield-born bricklayer (1851-1861) at 19 Lennox Street (1851), 31 Guildford Terrace (1861); carpenter master (1871), builder at 57 Lewes Road (1881) and 54 Lansdowne Street (1891), partner in W A & J Stenning [qv] with his brother William (1823-1870).
STENNING, W A & J Builders at 57 Lewes Road, employing 42 men and five boys (1881). 5-8 Washington Street (1862)
12,13,14 Edinburgh Street (1865)
113-147 Upper Lewes Road (1869)
33-34 North Road (1870)
• 10 houses in Park Crescent Road (1871)
9-23 Caledonian Road (1871)
St Bartholomew's Church, Ann Street (1872-74) • 160-163 Lewes Road (1874)
28-33 Upper Lewes Road (1877)
2-3 and one more Wakefield Road (1877)
2-24 (even) and 23-37 (odd) Round Hill Crescent (1878)
-27 Luther Street (1879)
24-29 Wakefield Road (1880)
181-189 (odd), 279, 293 Queen's Park Road (1880)
47, 60 Lynton Street (1880)
65 Arnold Street (1880)
40 Baxter Street (1880)
7-15 Mayo Road (1880-1881)
16-20 (even), 22-56 (even), 33-45 (odd) Richmond Road (1881)
1-8 Elder Row (1882)
58,73,75,77 Round Hill Crescent (1883)
11,13 Ashdown Road (1883)
7,9,11,13 Robertson Road (1885)
12 Elm Grove (1885)
5 Islingword Road (1886)
1 Maldon Road (1892)
8 St James's Avenue (1893)
30 Belle Vue Gardens (1901)
45,47,49,51 Osborne Road (1902)
STONE, Edward A   Astoria Cinema, 13 Gloucester Place (1930, demolished 2018)
Stone, Toms & Partners Architectural firm (see also R Toms & Partners). Dukes Lane (1979)
STREATFIELD, Granville Edward Stewart
Architect. St Augustine's Church, Stanford Avenue (1896-1913)
Architect at 69 Ship Street (1856). No work identified so far
SUTER, Richard George
Architect and surveyor, trained in London under his father (also Richard Suter). Lived and practised at 3 Prince's Place (1858), with four clerks at 1 Lansdowne Terrace (1861). Emigrated to Brisbane, Queensland by 1865, where he established a (briefly) fashionable practice, designing schools, Jimbour House on Darling Downs (see Sir Ralph Darling) and St Mark's Anglican Church. He moved to Melbourne in 1876 and became a Catholic Apostolic priest. Brunswick Square and Brunswick Terrace (drainage and outfall, 1862)
SYMPSON, William
Architect. London Road Chapel, Ann Street (1830, demlished 1976)
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