Richard Gilbert Scott, 1923 – 2017, son of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, completed his father’s work at the Guildhall and designed three fine post-war churches in an original idiom:

  • St Mark’s, Biggin Hill
  • Tile Cross, Birmingham
  • St Thomas More, Sheldon

He built the office complex for Blue Circle cement at Aldermaston and designed ‘a minor masterpiece’ his own house – Meg’s cottage at Burnham Norton.

An excellent golfer, his father reputedly advised him that perfecting this sport was more difficult than becoming a great architect…