Walter Cave

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Walter Cave
Born (1863-09-17)17 September 1863
Clifton, Bristol, England
Died 7 January 1939(1939-01-07) (aged 75)
Alma mater Royal Academy Schools
Occupation Architect
Burberry Building, Haymarket, London

Walter Frederick Cave (17 September 1863 – 7 January 1939) was an English architect, active in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, who worked firstly in the Arts and Crafts style, and latterly in the Classical Revival.[1] In addition to architecture, Cave worked as a landscape gardener,[2] interior designer, furniture maker and cricketer.[1][3]


He was born in Clifton, Bristol, England the son of Sir Charles Daniel Cave, 1st Baronet and Edith Harriet Symonds. Educated at Eton, Cave went on to study art at the Royal Academy Schools. He was then articled to Arthur Blomfield. In 1889 he set up a practice in London and joined the Art Workers' Guild. His most notable building is the former headquarters of Burberry, The Haymarket, in London (opened 1913).[4] He also worked for Somerville College, Oxford. Cave was also a first-class cricketer, playing in four first-class matches in 1883, making one appearance for the South in the North v South fixture and three appearances for Gloucestershire.[5] A right-handed batsman, he scored a total of 74 runs with a high score of 42.[6]

Personal life[edit]

In 1892, he married Jessie Maria Cochrane. They had one child, Richard Walter Dundonald Cave (1901–1980).


  1. ^ a b "Walter Cave; Arts and Crafts to Edwardian Splendour – UK Architects – Architects, Designers and their Work". Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Walter Frederick Cave". Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Player profile: Walter Cave". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Company History". Retrieved 12 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Walter Cave". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Walter Cave". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 

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