John Hardman, 1811-67

A close friend of Pugin’s, he established his firm in Birmingham in 1838, ably realising Pugin’s designs in brass and iron. For Sir George Gilbert Scott he decorated the choir aisle vaulting of Worcester Cathedral in 1870-1, as well as other work in the same building. He also worked in Gloucester Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Oakover Church, Derbyshire, for Scott.