Richard Shackleton Pope

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This article is about architect Richard Shackleton Pope. For political candidate Richard Pope, see Richard Pope (politician).
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Richard Shackleton Pope
Born c. 1793
Died 10 February 1884
Nationality British
Practice Pope, Bindon and Clark

Richard Shackleton Pope (c. 1793 – 10 February 1884) was a British architect working mainly in Bristol. His father was a clerk of works for Sir Robert Smirke, and Pope succeeded him, also working for C.R. Cockerell. He moved to Bristol to work on one of Cockerell's projects and decided to settle in the city, where he became District Surveyor from 1831 to 1874, with considerable influence over building works.

List of works[edit]

  • Philosophical Institution, Park Street (1821) for Cockerell, now Freemasons' Hall
  • Royal Colonnade, Great George Street (1828)
  • Magistrates’ Court, Old Council House, Corn Street (1829)
  • Wool Hall, St. Thomas’ Street (1828–30)
  • Cattle market, Temple Meads. Demolished (1830)
  • Ancraman's warehouse, Narrow Quay (1830), later Bush House, now the Arnolfini Gallery
  • Gaol, Cumberland Road. Demolished except for gateway (1831)
  • 49-50 Queen Square (1833)
  • Cathedral (Bristol): chapter house restoration (1833)
  • Vyvyan Terrace, Clifton (1833–47)
  • Brunel House, St George's Road (1837-9), possibly with Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  • St Mary on the Quay: planned as an Irvingite church, St Augustine's Parade (1839)
  • Taylor Maxwell House, Clifton (1839)
  • Phillip's warehouse, Queen Charlotte Street (1840). Demolished 1972.
  • Buckingham Place, Queen's Road, Clifton (1843).
  • Guildhall, Broad Street (1843).
  • Police station, Bridewell Street (1844). Demolished c.1927.
  • Buckingham Baptist Chapel, Clifton (1844-7)
  • Burlington Buildings, Burlington Road, Whiteladies Park (1845).
  • Market Chambers, St Nicholas Street (1848-9)
  • Clifton Pool and The Victoria Public House (1850)
  • St Philip and Jacob, Bristol (1860)
  • Bristol Bridge: widening (1849). Competition win : executed 1861.
  • Oakfield Road Unitarian Church (closed 1984 now offices)
  • Assize Courts, Small Street (1867)
  • Viaduct, Park Street (1871)
  • Merchant Hall, Clifton Down 1868

From about 1850 until 1869 worked in partnership at Pope, Bindon and Clark.

Then in 1870 went into partnership with his son as Pope and Son and finally Pope and Co.


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