Christopher Hatton Turnor

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Christopher Hatton Turnor (23 November 1873 – 19 August 1940) was an English author,[1] architect, and social reformer. He is known for having designed the Watts Gallery,[2][3] Surrey and the Stoneham War Shrine, Hampshire.[4][5]

Turnor was educated at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester and at Christ Church, Oxford. He initially trained as an architect under Edwin Lutyens and Robert Weir Schultz. In addition to his architectural work, Turnor became a campaigner for agricultural reform. He co-founded the Central Landowners' Association.

In August 1907 he was married to Sally Carpenter, the only daughter of Admiral Walter Carpenter in Little Gaddesden Church, Herts. They had no issue.

Published works[edit]

  • Land Problems and National Welfare (1911)
  • Land settlement after the war (1915)
  • Food Supply (1916)
  • The Land and the Empire (1917)
  • Land settlement for ex-service men in the overseas dominions (1920)
  • The Land and its Problems (1921)
  • Land settlement in Germany (1935)
  • Yeoman calling (1939)


  1. ^ "Trove - Turnor, Christopher Hatton (1873-1940)". Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  2. ^ "History - SECOND PLACE IN THE RESTORATION VILLAGE 2006 FINAL: Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey". BBC. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  3. ^ "The Building of the Gallery". Watts Gallery. 1903-02-23. Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  4. ^ "Christopher Hatton Turnor - History - Stoneham War Shrine". Retrieved 2012-01-01. 
  5. ^ Willis Fleming Historical Trust (2010-02-01). "News - Design sketch by Christopher Hatton Turnor". Retrieved 2012-01-01.