Eric Gee

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Eric Arthur Gee (died 1989) was an architectural historian associated with York and the Royal Commission for Historical Monuments of England.[1]

Gee studied at Walsall and Dudley Grammar school, Birmingham University, and Balliol College, Oxford, from where he obtained a D.Phil.[2] Publications on Oxford Masons (1953) and Carpenters (1954) followed from this.

During the war he was in the Gunners and the Intelligence Corps. Gee married in 1949 and in 1950, he and his wife Olive moved to York where he opened the York office of the Royal Commission, of which he was head from 1950 to 1970. His work for the Commission involved extensive study of the medieval and later buildings of York, reflected in the first five published inventory volumes on the City, and his own publications. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1954, and was an active member of the York Philosophical Society, Yorkshire Archaeological Society, and the Vernacular Architecture Group. He died on 16 June 1989.[3]

List of publications[edit]


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  2. ^ Gee, E. A. (1950). A History of Oxford Collegiate Architecture from 1370 to 1530. University of Oxford, [Typescript thesis in Bodleian Library].
  3. ^ Obituary notice in Antiquaries Journal 70 (pt.2), 1990, p.519.