Holland W. Hobbiss
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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.
In 1914 Hobbiss won a national competition (and 25 guineas prize) for his design of agricultural workers cottages in Essex. During the First World War, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery. Between 1956-1958 Hobbiss was elected and sat as president of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
A number of his buildings were decorated by the sculptor William Bloye.
He died in Birmingham in 1970.
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- St Mark's Church House, Washwood Heath, 1909–10
- Fox and Goose pub, Washwood Heath, 1913
- The Bear Public House, Stratford Road, Sparkhill
- The Antelope Public House, Stratford Road, Sparkhill 1922 Listed Grade II in 1991 (with Bloye sculptures)
- St Giles, Church Road, Rowley Regis, 1923 with A. S. Dixon.
- The Guild of Students, University of Birmingham, 1928-30. Extended 1948-51 and 1960. (with Bloye sculptures)
- Queens College, Somerset Road, Edgbaston. Residential block and lodge 1929-30, chapel 1938-47
- Pitmaston, formerly the Ideal Benefit Society Building, Goodby Road, Edgbaston, 1930-1. Listed Grade II in 2002
- Christ Church, Burney Lane, Ward End, 1935 (with Bloye sculptures) Listed Grade II in 2009
- St Francis' Hall, University of Birmingham, 1936. Extended 1968-9.
- Crematorium and chapel at Lodge Hill Cemetery in Selly Oak, 1936–37
- Three Tuns Hotel, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, opened 1937 
- Holy Cross church, Brigfield Road, Billesley Common, 1937
- King Edward's School, 1937-47. He rebuilt and clad with brick the upper corridor of the New Street (Charles Barry) King Edward's school as the current chapel, 1952-3. Chapel listed Grade II listed
- King Edward VI High School for Girls, 1937-47.
- St Edmund, Reddings Lane, Tyseley, 1939-40
- St Mary and St John, Alum Rock Road, 1934-5 
- Chemical Engineering Building, University of Birmingham, 1960 (Holland W. Hobbiss and Partners)
- Edgbaston High School for Girls, 1960 (Holland W. Hobbiss and Partners)
- Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI, Foundation Offices.
- The Copcut Elm, Salwarpe, 1937
He also designed a number of unnamed houses in Amesbury Road and Russell Road in Moseley.
- "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 (. ))
- The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p89
- Historic England. "Pitmaston House (Grade II) (1393669)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
- The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, Nikolaus Pevsner and Alexandra Wedgwood, 1966, 2003, ISBN 0-300-09679-8
- "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 (. ))
- Historic England. "King Edward's School chapel (217030)". Images of England.
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