Edwin Dolby

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Edwin Dolby
Born 1838[1]
Died 1900[1]
Nationality British
Occupation Architect
Projects Abingdon Grammar School; Albert Park, Abingdon

Edwin Dolby was an English Victorian architect who practised in Abingdon. His works include the design of Abingdon School.

Career[edit]

Abingdon School chapel, library, School House and bell turret, by Edwin Dolby, built 1869–70

According to census records Dolby was born in Sutton Bonington, Nottinghamshire.[2] By 1869 he working from 2 Bedwell Place, East St Helen Street, Abingdon, then in Berkshire.[3]

His known works span the period 1863–88.[4] Dolby altered, rebuilt or restored a number of Anglican parish churches. Many of them were in the Vale of White Horse (then part of Berkshire) and Oxfordshire, but he also rebuilt two churches in Pembrokeshire. Drawings for one of the latter, at Castlebythe, were published in the Church Builder in 1867.[5][6] In 1869–70 he built Abingdon School, described in The Builder as "of a simple character, the local material of red brick and tile being the chief material employed, relieved by bands of Bath stone".[7]

In 1877–78 Dolby worked with the architect H.J. Tollit of Oxford, rebuilding the parish churches at Watlington and Crowell, both in Oxfordshire. After his partnership with Dolby, Tollit designed Thame Town Hall in 1888,[8] a building for Littlemore Hospital in 1902[9] and a factory for Morris Motors in Longwall Street, Oxford in 1910.[10]

Work[edit]

St John the Baptist's church, Lynmouth, Devon
  • Eagles Close Almshouses, Wantage,[11] 1867.[12]
  • Claydon House, Claydon, Oxfordshire: alterations, 1867.[13]
  • St Peter's parish church, Headley, Hampshire, 1867–68.[14]
  • Abingdon Grammar School, Abingdon, Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), 1869–70.[15]
  • St John the Baptist's church, Lynmouth, Devon, 1871.[16]
  • St Michael's parish Church, Castlebythe, Pembrokeshire: rebuilding, 1875 (demolished). [17]
  • St David's parish Church, Llanychaer, Pembrokeshire: rebuilding, 1876[18]
  • St Giles' parish church, Medbourne, Leicestershire, chancel, 1876.[19]
  • St Leonard's parish church, Watlington, Oxfordshire: rebuilding (with H.J. Tollit), 1877.[20]
  • St Mary's parish church, Crowell, Oxfordshire: rebuilding (with H.J. Tollit), 1878.[21]
  • St. Michael's parish church, Sutton Bonington, Nottinghamshire: restoration including complete rebuilding of the chancel and porch, 1878.[22]
  • St Peter's parish church, Drayton, Cherwell: restoration and new vestry, 1878.[23]
  • St Peter's parish church, Drayton, Vale of White Horse: south porch, 1879.[24]
  • St Nicolas' parish church, Abingdon: restoration, 1880.[25]
  • St Luke's parish church, Garford, Oxfordshire: rebuilding, 1880.[26]
  • St Edmund's parish church, Swanton Novers, Norfolk: north aisle and chancel, 1881.[27]
  • St John the Baptist parish church, Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire: added apse and made alterations, 1882.[28]
  • Mortuary Chapel at Hatfield Cemetery, Doncaster,Yorkshire,1883.[29]

Dolby was also one of the architects of the Albert Park housing estate in Abingdon, along with A.B. West (1885–1957) and Dolby's pupil A.G. Timothy West (1860–1931).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Albert Park". Christ's Hospital of Abingdon. Archived from the original on 26 March 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Edwin Dolby, Abingdon St Helen, Berkshire, England". FamilySearch. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  3. ^ The Post Office Directory of Northamptonshire, Huntingdonshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, and Oxfordshire. London: E.R. Kelly. 1869. p. 776. 
  4. ^ Brodie et al. 2001, p. 547.
  5. ^ Lloyd, Orbach & Scourfield 2004, pp. 60, 371.
  6. ^ "St Michael's, Castlebigh, Pembrokeshire". The Church Builder: 170–2. 1867. 
  7. ^ "School Building News". The Builder. 28: 471. 1870. 
  8. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 809.
  9. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 689.
  10. ^ Tyack 1997, p. 267.
  11. ^ Gibbons, Agnes (1901). Wantage Past and Present. London and Wantage. p. 156. 
  12. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (251252)". Images of England. 
  13. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 548.
  14. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd 1967, p. 286.
  15. ^ Pevsner 1966, p. 57.
  16. ^ "Lynmouth, North Devon". Building News (27 January 1871): 73. 
  17. ^ Lloyd, Orbach & Scourfield 2004, p. 371.
  18. ^ Lloyd, Orbach & Scourfield 2004, p. 262.
  19. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (190987)". Images of England. 
  20. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, pp. 829–30.
  21. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 560.
  22. ^ Buckland, Rev. WE (1925). "Notes and Jottings about Sutton Bonington". Transactions of the Thoroton Society. XXIX. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  23. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 587.
  24. ^ Pevsner 1966, p. 130.
  25. ^ "St Nicolas' Church History". Abingdon Town Council. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  26. ^ Pevsner 1966, p. 146.
  27. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (224004)". Images of England. 
  28. ^ Pevsner 1966, p. 160.
  29. ^ Historic England. "Details from image database (334605)". Images of England. 

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