Walter Brierley

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For the novelist, see Walter Brierley (writer).

Walter Henry Brierley (1862–1926) was a York architect who practised in the city for 40 years. He is known as "the Yorkshire Lutyens". He is also credited with being an exponent of the "Wrenaissance" style - incorporating elements of Christopher Wren.

Between 1885 and 1926 he was responsible for over 300 buildings, including schools, churches, houses and civic buildings, in York, North Yorkshire and across the North. He was the architect for the York Diocese.

His architectural practice lives on as Brierley Groom, the oldest architectural firm in the UK which has continuously practised since 1750.

Brierley Buildings[edit]

County Hall, Northallerton, 1914
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