W. Godfrey Allen

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W. Godfrey Allen FSA FRIBA (1891–1986), full name Walter Godfrey Allen, was an architect in the twentieth century.[1] He was Surveyor of the Fabric to St. Paul's Cathedral from 1931 to 1956,[2] and he devised the St. Paul's Heights policy in the 1930s as well.[3] He lived and worked in Priory Row, Faversham, and is commemorated there by a plaque on his old home.[2] He declined a British honour of Commander (CBE) in 1957.[4]

Allan is credited with designing a number of features in St Paul's. He was Master of the Art Workers Guild in 1953.


  1. ^ "W. Godfrey Allen". www.royalacademy.org.uk. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  2. ^ a b Hudson Berkley Reinhart Ltd. "Walter Godfrey Allen". www.faversham.org. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  3. ^ "St Paul's Heights Study" (PDF).
  4. ^ "List of people who declined British honors" (PDF).

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