Cecil Greenwood Hare

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Wick Manor, Wick, Worcestershire dating from 1923–1924
Chancel of St Mary and St Giles, Stony Stratford

Cecil Greenwood Hare (1875 – 14 July 1932)[1] was an architect and designer based in England.


He was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire in 1875, the son of John Thomas Hare (1844-1902) and Mary Ann.

He was chief assistant to George Frederick Bodley from 1906 and took over the practice, completing some of Bodley’s designs. He is described in Bodley's will as his secretary and received a legacy of £400. His brief obituary in The Times[2] describes him as Bodley’s partner. He took over the practice of Bodley and Hare on Bodley's death.[3]

Most of his own church work comprised fittings, and he produced output for Watts & Co..

He was partner of Albert Victor Heal from 1919 to 1924, by which time Heal (still calling himself Creed and Heal) and Bodley and Hare shared the same address at 11 Gray's Inn Square.

He died whilst the church of St Mildred, Addiscombe was being built, and a memorial to him was inserted in the church.[4]



  1. ^ The London Gazette, 21 October 6663
  2. ^ The Times 20 July 1932
  3. ^ British architects, 1840–1976. Lawrence Wodehouse, Gale Research Co, 1978
  4. ^ "Primate at Church of Tragedy". Daily Herald. England. 8 October 1932. Retrieved 3 March 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ In jubiaeo: A short history of the church and parish of S. Benet and All Saints, Kentish Town, London, 1885-1935 [no author] (London: St Benet and All Saints Church, 1935). Online resource, accessed 27 October 2018
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 September 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-59760-church-of-st-john-the-evangelist-
  8. ^ http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-509262-castle-donington-war-memorial-castle-don
  9. ^ Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1125375)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 September 2015.
  10. ^ http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=17988&p=0