Holland W. Hobbiss

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King Edward's School, Edgbaston

Holland William Hobbiss , (FRIBA) (PPRBSA)(8 February 1880 – 22 July 1970) was an architect in the Birmingham area of England. He traded under the names Holland W. Hobbiss and Partners and Holland W. Hobbiss and M. A. H. Hobbiss.


Hobbiss was born in Birmingham on 8 February 1880, the eldest son of Henry Hobbiss, a school master and later a lecturer in a teaching college, and his wife, Alice.[citation needed]

In 1914 Hobbiss won a national competition (and 25 guineas prize) for his design of agricultural workers cottages in Essex.[1] During the First World War, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery.[citation needed] Between 1956-1958 Hobbiss was elected and sat as president of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.

His signature brick pattern was English garden wall bond with three rows of stretchers between each row of headers.[citation needed]

A number of his buildings were decorated by the sculptor William Bloye.

He died in Birmingham in 1970.


He designed:

He also designed a number of unnamed houses in Amesbury Road and Russell Road in Moseley.[10]

He completed the west end of St Gregory the Great's Church, Small Heath in 1926-1928 Listed Grade II listed in 1994 [11]


  1. ^ "Cottages For Agricultural Labourers - Successes Of Birmingham Architects". Birmingham Daily Post. 2 May 1914. p. 7. Retrieved 30 September 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
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  3. ^ The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p89
  4. ^ Historic England. "Pitmaston House  (Grade II) (1393669)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, Nikolaus Pevsner and Alexandra Wedgwood, 1966, 2003, ISBN 0-300-09679-8
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  7. ^ "Tamworth's Newest House Opened - The "Three Tuns"". Lichfield Mercury. 17 December 1937. p. 11. Retrieved 30 September 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ Historic England. "King Edward's School chapel (217030)". Images of England. 
  9. ^ Template:Worcestershire https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=3sG9568rRJsC&pg=PA589&lpg=PA589&dq=Holland+W+Hobbiss&source=bl&ots=Bs1WyM48cR&sig=pe5ND1i4aXHAXW-JSS VPUShDe0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi29KO7hMDSAhXDYJoKHeXvC o4ChDoAQg3MAg
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  11. ^ Template:Https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1234443