He was firstly a student at the Royal Academy before moving to Oxford in 1856 to set up a commercial practice. He became part of Scott’s office as clerk of works for St Mary’s, Oxford, and also worked with Scott on the Radcliffe Infirmary. He was an honorary member of the Spring Gardens Sketch Club form 1866-70. From 1860 until his death he was also involved in the restoration of twelve Breconshire churches.