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Sir George Gilbert Scott


1811 - 1878

English architect. Born in Gawcott, Buckinghamshire, Scott became the master of the Victorian High-Gothic style of architecture. Notable for his public buildings, from schools to churches, his best known works include the Foreign Office in London, the striking Gilbert Scott Building on Gilmorehill for the University of Glasgow and St. Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Edinburgh. Overseas, he built the main building for Bombay University (India).

Scott died in London and is buried in Westminster Abbey, one of many cathedrals which he restored.

His grandson, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880 - 1960), designed Liverpool Cathedral, the largest Cathedral in Britain, Battersea Power Station (London) and that uniquely British symbol, the red telephone box.


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