David Mocatta

David Mocatta
Born 1806
Died 1 May 1882(1882-05-01)
South Kensington, London
Nationality British
Work
Buildings Montefiore Synagogue, Brighton Regency Synagogue
Projects Stations for the London and Brighton Railway

David Mocatta (1806–1882) was a British architect and a member of the Anglo-Jewish Mocatta family.

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Biography

Mocatta studied in London from 1821 to 1827 under Sir John Soane[1][2] and travelled in Italy.[1] He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of British Architects (later the RIBA) in 1836.[1]

Mocatta was the architect of the London and Brighton Railway,[3] designing seven italianate railway stations. Mocatta also designed balustrades and a set of eight Italianate pavilions to ornament John Urpeth Rastrick's Ouse Valley Viaduct for the L&BR.

Synagogue and tomb of Moses Montefiore in Ramsgate, England

Mocatta House, a modern office development in Trafalgar Place, Brighton is named after David Mocatta.

Works

References

Sources and further reading

  • Brodie, Antonia (2001). Directory of British Architects 1834-1914, L-Z. London & New York: Continuum. pp. 194. ISBN 082645514X. 
  • Colvin, H.M. (1997). A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-07207-4. 
  • Kadish, Sharman (2002). "Construction Identity; Anglo Jewry and Synagogue Architecture". Architectural History 45: 386–408. 
  • Journal of Transport History 3: 149–157. 1958. 
  • Transactions of the Jewish Historical Society of England 18: 134. 1954. 

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