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SIR ARTHUR WILLIAM BLOMFIELD (1829-1899)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 76 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SIR ARTHUR WILLIAM BLOMFIELD (1829-1899), English architect, son of Bishop C. J. Blomfield, was born on the 6th of March 1829, and educated at Rugby and Trinity, Cambridge. He was then articled as an architect to P. C. Hardwick, and subsequently obtained a large practice on his own account. He became president of the Architectural Association in 1861, and a fellow (1867) and vice-president (1886) of the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1887 he became architect to the Bank of England, and designed the law courts branch in Fleet Street, and he was associated with A. E. Street in the building of the law courts. In 1889 he was knighted. He died on the 3oth of October 1899. He was twice married, and brought up two sons, Charles J. Blomfield and Arthur Conran Blomfield, to his ownprofession, of which they became distinguished representatives. Among the numerous churches which Sir Arthur Blomfield designed, his work at St Saviour's, Southwark, is a notable example of his use of revived Gothic, and he was highly regarded as a restorer.
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