Frederick S. Waller

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Frederick Sandham Waller
Born 1822
Died 22 March 1905
Barnwood, Gloucs.
Nationality British
Occupation Architect
Practice Gloucester

Frederick Sandham Waller (1822 — 22 March 1905)[1] was a British architect and antiquarian of Gloucester, where he was the resident architect to the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester Cathedral.[1]

Career and family[edit]

Waller was articled to the civil engineer and county surveyor for Gloucestershire, Thomas Fulljames (1808–74), who proposed him as a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1856.[1] Waller worked in partnership with Fulljames from 1846–70 and with Walter Bryan Wood from 1852.[1] One of Waller's sons, Frederick William Waller (1848–1933), was articled to his father and was in partnership with him from 1873.[1]

Another of Waller's sons, Samuel Edward Waller, became an artist. Waller's grandson Noel Huxley Waller (1881–1961) also became an architect.[1]

Waller retired in 1900 and died at Barnwood, Gloucestershire, on 22 March 1905.[1]


Most of Waller's architectural commissions were in Gloucestershire. He also designed a Tudor Revival extension that was added to the house at Great Tew Park in Oxfordshire.[2]


Plan, transverse section and incomplete longitudinal section of a barn at Shilton, Oxfordshire drawn by Waller in about 1848

Waller applied his architectural training to antiquarianism. In 1848 he drew a plan and sections of an historic barn at Shilton, Oxfordshire, that had stone walls and an aisled timber frame.[3] Later the barn was reputedly gutted by fire[4] and at the foot of his drawings Waller added "All now destroyed".[5] However, in 1971 the probable remains of the barn at Shilton with were identified with the help of Waller's drawings.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Brodie et al. 2001, p. 902
  2. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner 1974, p. 627.
  3. ^ Heyworth 1971, p. 52.
  4. ^ Heyworth 1971, p. 53.
  5. ^ Heyworth, 1971, plate IX
  6. ^ Heyworth 1971, pp. 52–53.

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