In their article “Sir George Gilbert Scott at 200: Key buildings designed by the Victorian architect,” The Mirror lists some of Sir George Gilbert Scott’s most iconic work with a brief history about each building’s origin and design. The article was published to commemorate 200 years since Scott’s birth in 1811.
Scott’s seven key works
The Mirror lists the following seven key works by Scott:
Bath Abbey, Gloucester Cathedral, Lichfield Cathedral, The Albert Memorial, St Pancras Midland Grand hotel, Martyrs’ Memorial, The Church of St Giles. These seven works are among Scott’s most famous, and for good reason – they still stand today. Scott had a role in designing over 500 buildings during his career.
Bath Abbey and Scott’s cathedrals
Bath Abbey, Gloucester Cathedral and Lichfield Cathedral go down as Scott’s most striking designs. Unapologetically neo-Gothic, they ooze character from every orifice and boast the finest period detailing. Lichfield Cathedral is the standout of the three – it’s set into a smaller area than Bath Abbey and was restored by Scott using original materials
The Albert Memorial
The Albert Memorial is another famous structure designed by Scott. As the Mirror notes, “After Prince Albert died, Queen Victoria wanted a memorial built in memory of her husband.” Several designs were submitted, with Scott’s chosen by the Queen. The memorial cost £120,000 to build, which is equivalent to £10,000,000 today. It is one of London’s most ornate monuments and draws tourists from all over the world.
To find out more about Scott’s key works, read the original article on The Mirror.