“Londonist Stalks: Sir George Gilbert Scott,” authored by Matt Brown for Londonist, is a feature article that looks at the life and work of Sir George Gilbert Scott. It lists some of his best work with interesting facts about each piece.
A remarkable family
Matt Brown’s article was published the same week at St Pancras International reopened after years of restoration. This important event sets in motion his article, which he follows up with an introduction to the “remarkable” Scott family.
Sir George Gilbert Scott is the focus of the article, however. The first work he lists is Snaresbrook Crown Court, followed by Harrow School Chapel and Vaughan Library. The second listed work comes with the bonus fact “The library is named after Charles Vaughan, headmaster from 1844 to 1859.”
Unique building facts
Brown lists a few interesting facts about the buildings Scott designed. These aren’t unknown facts, but they are interesting. For example, did you know Albert Memorial’s foundations are accessed by a manhole cover? Or, that the church of St Mary Abbots was damaged during bombing raids in World War II and was redesigned by Romilly Craze?
Brown lists the following work of Scott in his article: Snaresbrook Crown Court (1843), Harrow School Chapel and Vaughan Library (1854-1857; 1861-1863), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (1862-1875), Albert Memorial (1863-1872), St Pancras Midland Grand Hotel (1865-1874), St Mary Abbots, and Kensington High Street (1868-1872).
To find out more about these buildings, you can read the original article on Londonist.