Evelyn Hellicar

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

Biography[edit]

Evelyn Arthur Gresley Hellicar was the son of Arthur Gresley Hellicar (1835–1905) and Mary Ann Isabella Malthus (1832–1926). Arthur Hellicar came from the South West of England and served as Vicar of Bromley, Kent from 1865 to 1905.[citation needed]

Evelyn was born in Bromley, the eldest of four children.[citation needed] 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] They had one daughter, Mary Gresley Hellicar (born 1897).

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 1888-1928. 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] He was Diocesan Architect for Rochester.

Much of his work appears to have come through family connections in the South West, his family connections with the Church of England and through the patronage of Sir Thomas Charles Dewey of South Hill Wood, Bromley.

Works[edit]

  • 1887-88 17 and 19 Sundridge Avenue, Bromley [5]
  • 1889 Valley Primary School, Shortlands [6]
  • 1890 St John's Vicarage, 13 Upper Park Road, Bromley (demolished 1963)
  • 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]
  • 1896 St Winnow's, 5 London Road, Bromley (demolished)
  • 1897 Lufton Manor, Brympton, near Yeovil, Somerset
  • 1897 47-49 Rodway Road, Bromley [11]
  • 1897 Abingdon House, 71 Rodway Road, Bromley
  • 1897 St Mark's Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley (damaged by bombing 16 April 1941, rebuilt 1952)
  • 1897 Grove Park Vicarage, Grove Park Road, London (demolished 1986)
  • 1898 South Wood Hill, 1 South Wood Road, Bromley (alts)
  • 1901 Lattford, Wincanton, Somerset (rebuilding)
  • 1902 St John's Parish Rooms, Freelands Grove, Bromley (extensions)
  • 1902 Music Room, Garden Pavilion, South Wood Hill, 1 South Wood Road, Bromley (destroyed 16 June 1944, rebuilt 1950s, demolished)
  • 1903 St Mark's Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley (tower)
  • 1904 Peak House, Sidmouth (grade II listed)
  • 1904 Dalton Hill, Albury (dining room) [12]
  • 1906 Hildegarde, 1 Wells Road, Bickley, Kent (own house)
  • 1910 Pair of cottages, Winterbourne Whitechurch, Blandford
  • 1908 Backwell Down, Backwell Hill Road, Backwell, near Bristol [13]
  • 1908 Carnegie Library, High Street, Bromley, Kent [14]
  • c. 1910 Woodlands, 2 Highview, Caterham, Surrey
  • 1912 Carnegie Library, High Street, Bromley, Kent (extension)[15]
  • 1913 St Paul's Church, Brackley Road, Beckenham, Kent (font)
  • 1913 St Mary's Church, Plaistow, Bromley, Kent (unexecuted scheme for tower)[16][17]
  • 1919 Cottages and Club House, Raheen, Co Clare, Ireland [18]
  • 1920 War Memorial Cross, Holy Trinity Church, Bromley Common, Bromley, Kent
  • 1923 Plumstead Vicarage
  • 1925 Music Room at Ripley, 24 Sundridge Avenue, Cantebury, Kent[19]
  • 1925 St John's Church, Roseacre Road, Welling, Kent [20]
  • Manor House, Raheen, Co Clare, Ireland
  • Shalcombe, Wells (perhaps Sharcombe Park or Grange, Dinder)
  • Luton House, Selling (alterations)
  • Holland's (now on college campus), Ilchester Road, Yeovil
  • Front House, East Street, Bovey Tracey (alterations)

Other works[edit]

  • 1883 author or 'Buildings in Normandy, Belgium and Holland Vol. 1'
  • 1901 Description of Bromley Parish Church in Bush's Directory of Bromley for 1901.
  • 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 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, Jan. 15 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