Henry Woodyer

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Henry Woodyer
Born 1816
Guildford, Surrey, England
Died 1896
Occupation Architect
Buildings Holy Jesus' Church, Lydbrook; St. Martin's Church, Dorking
Projects Cranleigh School

Henry Woodyer (1816–1896) was an English architect, a pupil of William Butterfield and a disciple of A.W.N. Pugin and the Ecclesiologists.[1]

Life[edit]

Woodyer was born in Guildford, Surrey, England, in 1816, the son of a successful, highly respected surgeon, who owned Allen House in the Upper High Street. His mother came from the wealthy Halsey family who owned Henley Park, just outside Guildford.

Woodyer was educated first at Eton College, then at Merton College, Oxford. As a result he could claim to be one of the best educated architects since Sir Christopher Wren. Whilst at Oxford, he became involved in the Anglican high church movement and throughout his career he saw his work as an architect as a means of serving the church.

Works[edit]

Holy Trinity Church, Millbrook, Southampton

Churches (new)[edit]

Churches (restoration or rebuilding)[edit]

Other institutional buildings[edit]

  • School (now the Stewart Hall), Sketty, Swansea, 1853, for John Henry Vivian
  • St. Edmund's Church School, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 1860[14]
  • Fisherton Anger Church School, Fisherton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 1867[15]
  • House of Mercy, Clewer, Berkshire, 1853–73[16]
  • Cranleigh School, Surrey 1863-65 and the Chapel 1869
  • New Schools, Eton College, 1861–63[17]
  • St. Michael's College, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
  • The Chapel at St Thomas's Home for the Friendless and Fallen, Darlington Road, Basingstoke dedicated on 21 July 1885, the eve of St Mary Magdalen's feast day
  • All Saints Hospital and Chapel, Eastbourne (1867–74)[18]

Domestic buildings[edit]

  • Alterations to Parc Wern (now Parc Beck), Sketty, Glamorgan, 1851–3 for H.H. Vivian
  • Church Cottage, Tutshill, c. 1852.[19]
  • Brynmill Lodge (gate-lodge) and (attributed) Verandah (a small Gothic house, 1853) at Singleton Abbey, Swansea) for J.H. Vivian
  • Alterations to Hall Place, Buckinghamshire, 1868[20]
  • Alterations to Tyntesfield, Wraxall, Somerset for Matilda Blanche Gibbs, circa 1880

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newman, Hughes & Ward, 2004
  2. ^ Tyack, Bradley and Pevsner, 2010, page 445
  3. ^ Elleray 2004, p. 15.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of St John the Evangelist  (Grade II*) (1136276)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Holy Trinity Church, Millbrook". Photograph from 1930. Port Cities: Southampton. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Pevsner, 1966, page 178
  7. ^ Pevsner, 1966, page 180
  8. ^ Pevsner, 1966, page 300
  9. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page 108
  10. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 819
  11. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page 188
  12. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 523
  13. ^ Hudson, T. P. (ed) (1980). "A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 1 – Bramber Rape (Southern Part). Patching". Victoria County History of Sussex. British History Online. pp. 185–192. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  14. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page 444
  15. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page 459
  16. ^ Pevsner, 1966, page 305
  17. ^ Pevsner, 1960, page 129
  18. ^ Nairn & Pevsner 1965, p. 488.
  19. ^ Steven Morris: "The ultimate Harry Potter memorabilia: JK Rowling's childhood home is for sale", guardian.co.uk, 13 July 2011.
  20. ^ Hall Place Parterre

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