George Somers Clarke
31 August 1926
George Somers Clarke (1841–1926 ) was an [1 ] architect and English Egyptologist who worked at a number of sites throughout Egypt, notably in El Kab, where he built a house. He was born in Brighton and died in Egypt.
As an architect he worked in partnership with
John Thomas Micklethwaite from offices at 15 Dean's Yard, Westminster, London.
1872–78 Wyfold Court,
Rotherfield Peppard, Oxfordshire 1874–75 St Martin's parish church, Lewes Road, Brighton (Wagner Memorial Church), the largest church in Brighton, complete except proposed saddle-back tower. Spectacular pulpit based on the Sacrament House in
St. Lorenz, Nuremberg. [4 ] 1875 scheme for remodelling and extending
St Peter's Church, Brighton (only partly achieved) [5 ] 1879 St Nicholas parish church,
Kiddington, Oxfordshire: vestry and organ loft 1885 Parish church of St John The Divine,
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire [7 ] 1885 Church at
Wimbledon (proposed) [8 ] 1890 St Peter's parish church,
Marsh Baldon, Oxfordshire: restoration (with Micklethwaite) 1891
Reid's Palace Hotel, Funchal, Madeira [10 ] 1892 St Saviour's parish church,
Folkestone, Kent [11 ] 1892 designs for wall paintings by
C.E. Kempe in St Nicholas' Church, Brighton 1900–06 (with Micklethwaite) St Peter's parish church, Brighton: new chancel with eleven-light east window
Chichester Cathedral: reredos
SS Philip & James parish church, Oxford: reredos
References [ edit ]
Sources [ edit ]
Nairn, Ian; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1965). Sussex. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 69–71, 155, 427, 438, 433, 436. ISBN 0-14-071028-0.
Sherwood, Jennifer; Pevsner, Nikolaus (1974). Oxfordshire. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 403, 669, 698 738. ISBN 0-14-071045-0.