William White (architect)

William White, F.S.A. (1825 - 1900) was an English architect, famous for his part in the 19th Century Gothic revival. He was the son of a clergyman and great nephew of the writer and naturalist, Gilbert White of Selborne.

After a 5 year apprenticeship in Leamington Spa he moved to London as an improver in George Gilbert Scott's practice where he remained for two years before setting up his own practice in Truro in 1847. In 1851 he returned to London and worked out of Wimpole Street. His style was close to that of William Butterfield and he built many churches.

Works, including restorations in Cornwall

*Bank House, at St Columb Major, (circa 1857) [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=71251 Images of England]
*The Old Rectory St Columb Major, ( [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=71209 Images of England] )
*Rosemellyn House St Columb Major, (1871) ( [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=71205 Images of England] )
*Penmellyn House St Columb Major,
* Little Petherick Church, (1858) [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=397167 Images of England]
* The Church of St. Michael, designed by White, built at Baldhu, Cornwall. (1848).
* St Peter's Church, Mithian, erected to a design by William White. (1861)
*St Hilary Church, Re-built on the old foundations (1855)
* Church of St Phillip and St James, Anthony near Torpoint, Cornwall
* Maryfield House, Anthony, near Torpoint, [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=61690 Images of England]
*House at Lower Town, Colan, Mountjoy, (circa 1875)
* House at Denzell, near St Columb Major,
* Rectory for Canon Reginald Hobhouse at St Ive 1852-1854 [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=61375 Images of England]

Works, including restorations in Devon

*Bishop’s Court Palace, in Sowton. Built in the 1860's, this was considered one of his most important domestic buildings, for here he carefully designed the fittings and much of the furniture, with exceptional attention to detail, specifically for the Palace. [http://www.angelfire.com/on/bishopstock/history.html]
*St Michael's Church, Clyst Honiton.
* Church of St Nicholas & St Giles, Sidmouth.
* Holy Trinity Church, Barnstaple, .(1867)
* Parish Church of Upton Pyne, alterations (1874-5). [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=86129 Images of England]
*Church of St Michael and All Angels Cadbury, restoration in 1857. [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=437165 Images of England]
*Church of St John the Baptist Instow Restored 1872-3 [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=98794 Images of England]
* Church of St Peter, Shirwell heavily restored 1880s [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=98239 Images of England]
* West Down Church of Holy Trinity Restored 1874 [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=98462 mages of england]
* Dartington Hall, South Hams, remodelled and extended again in circa 1860 [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=101038 Images of England]

Works, including restorations in London

* St Mark's Church, Battersea Rise, 1872-4 [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=206989 Images of England]
* St Saviour's Anglican Church, Aberdeen Park, Islington, 1865-66 [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=368488 Images of England]
*All Saints Church, Kensington, [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=203704 Images of England]
*Forest School Chapel, College Place Waltham Forest , Erected in 1857 and enlarged in 1875.
*Church of St Michael Wandsworth Common, 1881, [http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/search/details.aspx?pid=1&id=207027]

Works, including restorations in other Counties

*Christ Church, Freemantle, Southampton. Consecrated in 1865. [http://www.hants.gov.uk/christ-church-freemantle/history.html]
*St Mark's Church Woolston, Hampshire. Consecrated on the 17th November 1863.
*Lyndhurst Church, Hampshire.
* St Mary's Church, Selborne, Hampshire restoration work in 1856 [http://www.astoft.co.uk/selbornechurch.htm]
*Adisham Church, Kent, A restoration, 1869
*Humewood Castle, Wicklow Mountains, Ireland Professor Mark Girouard acknowledges Humewood as "the finest and most important 19th century castellated mansion in Ireland". []
* St John the Divine's Felbridge, East Grinstead, Sussex neo-Gothic building erected in the mid-1860's. [http://www.zyworld.com/felbridge/handouts/stjohns.htm]
* St Peter and St Paul, West Wittering, West Sussex [http://www.crsbi.ac.uk/ed/sx/wwitt/]
* Felbridge Vicarage, Felbridge, East Grinstead, Sussex [http://www.southwark.anglican.org/parishes/107l_a.htm]
* The Bell tower of St Leonard’s Church, Hertfordshire. (1865)
* St Michael and All Angels, Lymington, Hampshire.(between 1890 and 1892)
* Quy Hall, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridgeshire Rebuilt by White between 1869 and 1871.
* Holy Cross & St. Mary's Church, Quainton, Buckinghamshire (1877)
* Church of the Holy Trinity Elvington, York, East Riding of Yorkshire. 1876-77 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=22997]
* Great Maplestead Church Essex.
* Church of St. James and St. John, Derwent, Derbyshire
* Stained glass in Holy Trinity, Touchen End, Berkshire

His contemporaries in the Gothic revival

*Benjamin Mountfort,
*James Brooks,
*Henry Woodyer
*John Loughborough Pearson
*Richard Cromwell Carpenter
*James Piers St Aubyn
*George Edmund Street


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