George Truefitt

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George Truefitt (1824–1902) was born in 1824 at St George's Hanover Square, London.[1] He practiced architecture from age 15 (1839), when he began working with the British architect Lewis Cottingham,[2] until his retirement in 1899.[3]


St George Tufnell Park, designed by Truefitt and built 1865-8

Truefitt is famous for designing over 25 different buildings throughout England[3] and over 15 other countries.[3] In his career, Truefitt designed over 250 structures.[2] He wrote a number of books, including Designs for Country Churches.[3] He also inspired Calvert Vaux in the latter's designs.

Truefitt retired in 1899.[3][4]


  1. ^ "A Biographical Dictionary of the Architects of Greater Manchester - George Trufitt". Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b Henry, James; Walton, Colin (15 July 2016). Secret Worthing. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781445651415 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b c d e Magrill, Barry (24 April 2012). Commerce of Taste: Church Architecture in Canada, 1867-1914. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. ISBN 9780773539822 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Kowsky, Francis R. (7 August 2003). Country, Park & City: The Architecture and Life of Calvert Vaux. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195346855 – via Google Books.