Sir Charles Nicholson, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Charles Archibald Nicholson, 2nd Baronet (27 April 1867 – 4 March 1949), was an English ecclesiastical architect.

He was the son of Sir Charles Nicholson, 1st Baronet, and brother of the stained glass artist Archibald Keightley Nicholson and of Sir Sydney Hugo Nicholson, organist at Westminster Abbey and founder of the Royal School of Church Music. He married Evelyn Louise Olivier (1866–1927), the aunt of the actor Laurence Olivier.[1]

His works include Portsmouth Cathedral, Alton Abbey, the west front of St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, where he was the cathedral architect from 1924–1948,[2] the refurbishment of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in 1932,[3] and St Mary's, Bournemouth.



Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Charles Nicholson
(of Luddenham)
Succeeded by
John Charles Nicholson