Edward Prioleau Warren
Edward Prioleau Warren, British
architectand archaeologist, was born at Cothamin Bristolon 30 October 1856, as the fifth son of A.W. Warren, JP. He was educated at Clifton Collegein Bristol, and subsequently articled to G.F. Bodley, whose biography he later wrote. He provided illustrations for the Transactions of the Guild and School of Handicraft in 1890. He joined the Art Workers Guildin 1892 and was Master in 1913. He practised extensively in Oxford, no doubt helped by the fact that his brother, Sir Herbert Warrenwas President of Magdalen College. Basil Bramston Hooper, later an architect in New Zealand, was in his office, c.1901-04. In 1901, he was added to the list of architects authorised to work on the Grosvenor estatein London, but he never did so. In 1914, he gave evidence on behalf of the Commissioners of Worksinto a proposed Preservation Order on 75 Dean St., Soho, London. During the First World War he was seconded to the Serbian Army, and designed the War Cemetery at Basra. In 1916, he was said to have had considerable experience of hospital construction. At the beginning of his career, he built and altered a number of churches, but he is known principally for domestic buildings in an understated revival of English late 17th century styles: his main works were lodgings for Oxford colleges and minor country houses.
Margaret Morrell, and one of their sons, Brigadier-General Christopher P. Warrenbecame a noted bibliophile; another, Peter Warren, succeeded to his father's practice as an architect. Warren himself was a friend and adviser to the American novelist, Henry James, who lived at Lamb House, Rye, Sussex, UK; their correspondence is now in the Huntington Libraryin San Marino, California. He died on 23 November 1937.
List of works
NEWARK (Notts): CHURCH, font cover, 1891
PENKHULL (Staffs): ST. THOMAS’ CHURCH, addition of aisles, 1892
BRADFORD (West Yorks): ST. CLEMENT’S CHURCH, 1892-94 (listed grade II*)
FULHAM (Middx): ST. JOHN’S CHURCH, WALTHAM GREEN, alterations, 1893
OXFORD: ST. CROSS CHURCH, restoration, including new clerestory windows, 1893
BRYANSTON (Dorset): ST MARTIN’S CHURCH, 1895-98, for Lord Portman
SOUTHAMPTON (Hants): ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS’ CHURCH, BASSETT AVENUE, 1897-1910
OXFORD: VICTORIA FOUNTAIN, MAGDALEN BRIDGE, 1899
OXFORD: EASTGATE HOTEL, HIGH ST., c1900-01
OXFORD: HIGH STREET, college lodgings and shops for Magdalen College, 1901
OXFORD: ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE, extension of New Building, North Quad, 1901
WANDSWORTH (Surrey): MAGDALEN PARK ESTATE, layout and design of houses for Magdalen College, Oxford, c.1901-20
ST JOHN'S WOOD (Middx): HANOVER LODGE, HIGH ST., block of mansion flats, 1903-04
KENSINGTON (Middx): ESTCOURT HOUSE, KENSINGTON PALACE GARDENS, 1904
LITTLETON PANNELL (Wilts): A BECKETTS, extension of house, 1904
WYMONDHAM ABBEY (Norfolk), triptych behind high altar, c.1904 (relocated from elsewhere, 1991)
KENSINGTON (Middx): 5 PALACE GREEN, new house, 1905
WEST LAVINGTON MANOR (Wilts): alterations, 1905
CHOLSEY (Oxon): BREACH HOUSE, new house, for himself, c.1905
OXFORD: BALLIOL COLLEGE, north-west range in Garden Quad, 1906
GREAT MILTON MANOR HOUSE (OXON), alterations and extensions and new gatepiers, 1908
WOKING (Surrey): GORSE HILL, HOOK HEATH ROAD, new house (now Indosuez Bank Training Centre), 1910
NEWLYN (Cornwall): FISHERMEN'S INSTITUTE, c1911
OXFORD: RADCLIFFE INFIRMARY, outpatients’ block, 1911-13; William Dunn School of Pathology, 1925-27
CAMBRIDGE: GONVILLE & CAIUS COLLEGE, alterations to west range of Gonville Court, 1912
CHELSEA (MIDDX): SHELLEY HOUSE, CHELSEA EMBANKMENT, 1912
OXFORD: BALLIOL COLLEGE, range north of Basevi buildings, 1912-15
FALFIELD (GLOS): HENEAGE COURT, restoration and extension of house and new garden for Russell Thomas, 1913
KENSINGTON (MIDDX): 1 CAMPDEN HILL, new house, 1915
CHANTMARLE (DORSET), works in the garden, 1919
BRIGHTON (SUSSEX): CHURCH OF THE SHEPHERD, Dyke Road,
Preston Village, Brighton, new church, 1920-22; vicarage, 1923; extension to church, 1927; all for Alice Mary Moor
LOWESTOFT (SUFFOLK): ST PETER’S CHURCH, chancel extension, 1920s
MELPLASH COURT (DORSET), rebuilding of west wing, 1922 and perhaps extensions in the 1930s
NETHERBURY (DORSET): SLAPE MANOR, alterations including decorative plasterwork, 1931
STEEP (HANTS): BEDALES SCHOOL, works, n.d.
CAVERSHAM (OXON): ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH, n.d.
BISHOPSTOKE (HANTS): ST. MARY'S CHURCH, n.d.
BASSETT (HANTS): ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS CHURCH, n.d.
WANSTEAD (ESSEX): ST. COLUMBA'S CHURCH, n.d.
OXFORD: MERTON COLLEGE, works, n.d.
CAMBRIDGE: TRINITY COLLEGE, works, n.d.
WESTMINSTER (MIDDX): WESTMINSTER SCHOOL, works, n.d.
CLIFTON (GLOS): CLIFTON COLLEGE, works, n.d.
RUGBY (WARKS): RUGBY SCHOOL, works, n.d.
BLACKWOOD (MONMOUTHSHIRE): MAESRUDDUD, new house, n.d.
"Architectural Journal", vol. 85, 2 Dec 1937, p.861 (obituary)
"The Builder", vol. 153, 26 Nov. 1937, p.965 (obituary)
"RIBA Journal", vol. 45, 1937, pp.203-04 (obituary)
A.S. Gray, "Edwardian architecture: a biographical dictionary", 1988
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