James Harrison (architect)

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James Harrison (1814–66) was an English architect who practised in Chester, Cheshire, England. He is considered to be a pioneer of the Black-and-white Revival,[1] an example of which is 51–53, Bridge Street, Chester, built in 1858.[2] In 1862 he rebuilt the medieval timber-framed God's Providence House in Chester, which has been described as "the first conservation case in the modern sense".[3] He designed new churches in Gothic Revival style, some of which have been designated as listed buildings, including Holy Ascension Church, Upton by Chester,[4][5] Holy Trinity Church, Capenhurst,[6][7] St Luke's Church, Dunham on the Hill,[8][9] and Holy Trinity Church, Chester.[10][11] Harrison also made alterations to other churches, including the virtual rebuilding of St Michael's Church, Chester,[12][13] rebuilding the nave of All Saints Church, Handley,[14][15] and working on the tower of the Church of St Mary-on-the Hill, Chester.[16][17] He designed the Trustee Savings Bank in Chester,[18][19] and converted the medieval St Nicholas' Chapel in Chester into a concert hall. Harrison worked for Robert Balfour, building farms on his Bolesworth estate,[20][21] and at Tattenhall Hall.[22]

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  1. ^ Hartwell et al. 2011, p. 56.
  2. ^ Hartwell et al. 2011, p. 260.
  3. ^ Hartwell et al. 2011, p. 214.
  4. ^ Hartwell et al. 2011, pp. 227–228.
  5. ^ English Heritage. "Church of the Holy Ascension, Upton by Chester (1229986)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Hartwell et al. 2011, p. 201.
  7. ^ English Heritage. "Church of the Holy Trinity, Capenhurst (1130574)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Hartwell et al. 2011, p. 342.
  9. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Luke, Dunham on the Hill (1130685)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  10. ^ Hartwell et al. 2011, p. 241.
  11. ^ English Heritage. "Guildhall, Chester (1376467)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Hartwell et al. 2011, pp. 242–243.
  13. ^ English Heritage. "Heritage Centre, Chester (1376107)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  14. ^ Hartwell et al. 2011, p. 388.
  15. ^ English Heritage. "Church of All Saints, Handley (1230337)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  16. ^ Hartwell et al. 2011, pp. 241–242.
  17. ^ English Heritage. "St. Mary's Centre, Chester (1376382)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  18. ^ Hartwell et al. 2011, p. 261.
  19. ^ English Heritage. "Former premises of Trustee Savings Bank, Chester (1376260)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  20. ^ Hartwell et al. 2011, p. 62.
  21. ^ de Figueiredo & Treuherz 1988, p. 36.
  22. ^ de Figueiredo & Treuherz 1988, p. 275.

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