Evelyn Hellicar

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Evelyn Hellicar (1862–1929) was an English architect.

Biography[edit]

He was educated at Cranbrook School, Kent. He was articled to Thomas Graham Jackson in 1883; that same year Jackson had added a new chancel to Bromley Parish Church. Hellicar studied at University College London. He received the Donaldson Silver Medal in 1886-87 and the Roger Smith Prize for Construction.[1]

He married Sophie Hildegarde Tate (1866–1957) at Trent, Dorset on 30 August 1894.[2]

Hellicar died at Corner Cottage, Hambledon, Surrey on 22 July 1929.[3]

Career[edit]

Hellicar was a member of Royal Institute of British Architects from 1888 to 1928. Around 1889 he entered into a short lived partnership with Sydney Vacher at 35 Wellington Street, Strand, London. Together they exhibited a design for a post office in Hertford at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1890.[4]

Works[edit]

  • 1887-88 17 and 19 Sundridge Avenue, Bromley[5]
  • 1889 Valley Primary School, Shortlands[6]
  • 1890 Bromley Parish Church, Church Road, Bromley (repairs)[7]
  • 1890s Cottages and lodges at Nether and Over Compton[8]
  • 1891 Duchess Memorial Cross for Louisa, Duchess of Northumberland, Albury, Surrey (photos at Albury History Society)
  • 1892 Ralston, Bromley, Kent[9]
  • 1893-94 Bingham's Melcombe, Dorset (restorations)[10]
  • 1897 47-49 Rodway Road, Bromley[11]
  • 1904 Dalton Hill, Albury (dining room)[12]
  • 1908 Backwell Down, Backwell Hill Road, Backwell, near Bristol[13]
  • 1908 Carnegie Library, High Street, Bromley, Kent[14]
  • 1912 Carnegie Library, High Street, Bromley, Kent (extension)[15]
  • 1913 St Mary's Church, Plaistow, Bromley, Kent (unexecuted scheme for tower)[16][17]
  • 1919 Cottages and Club House, Raheen, Co Clare, Ireland[18]
  • 1925 Music Room at Ripley, 24 Sundridge Avenue, Cantebury, Kent[19]
  • 1925 St John's Church, Roseacre Road, Welling, Kent[20]

Other works[edit]

  • Four sketch books of buildings and construction detailing[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary, The Builder, August 1929, p337
  2. ^ The Bromley Record; 1 October 1894, pp. 156–7
  3. ^ Kentish Times, Friday 26 July 1929
  4. ^ The Royal Academy of Arts - A complete dictoionary of contrubutors and their work from its foundation, vol. 8
  5. ^ The Builder, 13 August 1887, p234
  6. ^ Minutes of Bromley School Board, The Bromley Record, 1 March 1889, p36
  7. ^ Obituary Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 21 September 1929, p772
  8. ^ Nether & Over Compton, the Squire, the Architect and the Builder, Barbara Elsmore, 2005 (pamphlet)
  9. ^ The Building News, 15 Jan. 1892
  10. ^ The Builder, 24 March 1894, p236
  11. ^ Bromley UDC Plans no 1967, approved 23 November 1897
  12. ^ The Builder, 17 September 1904, p294
  13. ^ The Builder 7 November 1908, p467
  14. ^ The Buildings of England, West Kent and the Weald, Newman, J, 1969
  15. ^ The Builder, 9 August 1912, p173
  16. ^ The Architect, 27 November 1914
  17. ^ The Bromley Record, September 1913, p168
  18. ^ The Architects' Journal, 4 June 1919, p403
  19. ^ History of Ripley Arts Centre, pamphlet, Canterbury Central Library
  20. ^ The Buildings of England, London 2: South, Cherry and Pevsner, 1983
  21. ^ Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas