Owen Parsons

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Kilmuir in Amesbury Road, Moseley, 1909

Owen P. Parsons (22 July 1872 – 1944)[1] was an English architect who designed both speculative housing for rent and larger private commissions.[2]

Born in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, he was articled to the architect John George Bland in 1893, succeeding Bland in the practice in 1898.[2] From 1902 onwards he designed a notable series of large private houses in Arts and Crafts styles in upmarket districts of Birmingham including Moseley, Kings Heath, Selly Park, Barnt Green and Four Oaks.[3] His most important surviving work is Kilmuir in Amesbury Road, Moseley, which is Grade I listed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brodie, Antonia, ed. (2001), "Parsons, Owen P.", Directory of British Architects, 1834-1914, 2 (L-Z), London: Continuum International Publishing Group, p. 324, ISBN 082645514X, retrieved 2013-05-10 
  2. ^ a b Rathbone & Bassindale 2009, p. 556.
  3. ^ Rathbone & Bassindale 2009, p. 555.
  4. ^ Rathbone & Bassindale 2009, p. 558.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Rathbone, Niky; Bassindale, John (2009), "Owen Parsons", in Ballard, Phillada, Birmingham's Victorian and Edwardian Architects, Wetherby: Oblong Creative, pp. 555–566, ISBN 0955657628