Charles Edge (architect)

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Charles Edge
Born(1800-10-13)13 October 1800
Died21 July 1867(1867-07-21) (aged 66)
Edgbaston
OccupationArchitect
Spouse(s)Ellen Allerton
PracticeEdge and Avery
6 Bennetts Hill of 1827
Birmingham Market Hall of 1832-35
Powell's Gun Shop, 1861

Charles Edge (13 October 1800 - 21 July 1867) was an English architect based in Birmingham.

History[edit]

He was born on 13 October 1800. He married Ellen Allerton (1810-1871), second daughter of Thomas Allarton of Lozells, Birmingham, on 30 October 1833 in Aston, Birmingham. The children were:

  • Frances May Edge (1836-1920)
  • Ellen Edge (1843-1917)
  • Charles Allerton Edge (1844-1907) (also an architect)
  • Sarah Margaret Edge (1847-1898)
  • John Quarrendon Edge (b 1848)
  • Hall Travers Edge (1850-1915)

He studied architecture in London for 5 years and set himself up in practice in Bennetts Hill, Birmingham in 1826.[1] He became one of the leading architects in Birmingham.[2] After the failure of the contractors building Birmingham Town Hall, Edge was employed to complete the building. For many years he worked in partnership with Avery. His son, Charles Allerton Edge became an architect working with his father. Edge also employed Yeoville Thomason.

He died on 21 July 1867 at Edgbaston.[3]

Works[edit]

  • 5 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham 1827[4]
  • 6 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham 1827[5]
  • Wesleyan Methodist Church, Constitution Hill, Birmingham 1827-28
  • 112 Colmore Row, Birmingham ca 1829 (probable)
  • The Public Office, Moor Street, Birmingham 1829-30
  • Birmingham Market Hall, High Street, Birmingham 1832-35 (destroyed in the Birmingham Blitz, remains demolished)
  • Bank of Birmingham, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham 1833 (afterwards Branch Bank of England)
  • Scottish Presbyterian Church, Broad Street, Birmingham 1834 (rebuilt 1848-49 by J.R. Botham)
  • St Peter’s Church, Dale End, Birmingham 1834-37 (rebuilding after fire damage. Demolished 1899)
  • Birmingham Town Hall 1835 alterations
  • Key Hill Cemetery 1835-36[6]
  • The Crescent, Filey, Yorkshire 1835-38
  • Birmingham and Midland Bank, Union Street, Birmingham 1836
  • Aspley House, 39 Wellington Road, Birmingham 1836[7]
  • Regent Works, Vittoria Street/Regent Street, Birmingham 1837-38
  • Birmingham Town Hall 1837 extension
  • 15 Chad Road, Birmingham 1838
  • The Independent Chapel, King Street, Dudley 1839
  • Victoria Works, Vittoria Street/Frederick Street, Birmingham 1839-40
  • National Provincial Bank, Bennett Hill, Birmingham 1840
  • Block, Temple Street/New Street, Birmingham 1842 (demolished ca 1950)
  • St Paul's School, Wharstone Lane, Birmingham 1844
  • Norwich Union Fire Engine House, Temple Street, Birmingham 1846 (with Avery)
  • Coade stone fountain, Birmingham Botanical Gardens 1850[8]
  • Saving’s Bank, 31 Cannon Hill, Birmingham 1850
  • Birmingham Town Hall 1850 extension
  • Aston Waterworks Engine House, Birmingham 1851
  • Lily House, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 1852
  • St George's Church, Edgbaston 1855-57 chancel[9]
  • Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House 1860 alterations[10]
  • Powell’s Gun Shop, 35-37 Carrs Lane, Birmingham 1861[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr Charles Edge, Architect and Surveyor". Aris’s Birmingham Gazette. England. 31 July 1826. Retrieved 5 February 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ Colvin, Howard (1995). A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840. Yale University Press. ISBN 0300060912.
  3. ^ "Deaths". Birmingham Daily Gazette. England. 23 July 1867. Retrieved 5 February 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)).
  4. ^ Historic England, "5, Bennett's Hill B2, 1-4, Bennett's Hill B2 (1291195)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 February 2018
  5. ^ Historic England, "6, Bennett's Hill B2 (1343350)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 February 2018
  6. ^ Historic England, "Key Hill Cemetery (1001352)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 February 2018
  7. ^ Foster, Andy (2005). Pevsner Architectural Guides: Birmingham. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300107319.
  8. ^ Historic England, "Birmingham Botanical Gardens (1001200)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 February 2018
  9. ^ Historic England, "Anglican Church of St George (1211414)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 February 2018
  10. ^ Historic England, "Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House (1291262)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 February 2018
  11. ^ Historic England, "Former Powell's Gun Shop (1391876)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 February 2018