Henry Green Mortimer, ?-1849

Henry Green Mortimer was appointed as clerk of works at St Mary’s, Stafford, in 1843 and, when finished there, was appointed Clerk of Works at St Nicholas, Hamburg in 1845. Scott, therefore, had one of his most experienced and trustworthy assistants at Hamburg. Scott would have had to make an unforeseen and distressing visit to Hamburg in 1849, when St Nicholas was still in its early stages. Mortimer was killed in a fall from the scaffold and Scott had to replace him as Clerk of Works with Isaiah Wood. In 1850, Scott designed a window to Mortimer’s memory for his home church at Witham in Essex.