Oliver Hill (architect)
Life and work
Following the suggestion of Sir Edwin Lutyens, Hill's first step towards architecture was to gain experience as a builder. He later worked under architect William Flockhart. His early garden designs were in the Arts and Crafts style but he turned towards modernism in the 1930s, favouring curved lines.
Hill designed the British pavilion at the Paris Exposition of 1937.
He was a Fellow of the Institute of Landscape Architects and enjoyed a reputation as a country house designer.
Hill blamed Adolf Hitler for ending his career, as his post-war career consisted of many designs but few built works. His designs covered a wide array of styles and his last house built in 1963, the Priory at Long Newton, harked back to the 17th century.
In 1953 he married Margaret Jeanette Beverley; they had no children.
- Moor Close, Binfeld, Berks (alterations 1910–13)
- Cour, Kintyre, Argyll (1922)
- Exhibition stands for Moorcroft, Wedgwood and Pilkingtons/Twyford at the British Empire Exhibition, Wembley (1924)
- Woodhouse Copse, Holmbury St Mary, Surrey (1926)
- 40 and 41 Chelsea Square, London SW3 (1930)
- The Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Lancashire. (1932)
- Joldwynds, Holmbury St Mary, Surrey (1932)
- Landfall, Poole, Dorset (1936–38)
- First School, Methley Road, Castleford (1939–40)
- The Priory, Long Newnton, Tetbury (1963)
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