British architect. Butterfield's drawings and estimates partially document 25 architectural projects (churches, schools, and
hospitals), and 67 drawings are designs for ecclesiastical objects. The collection represents the types of commissions Butterfield
illustrates his promotion of the Gothic Revival style.
William Butterfield (1814-1900) was a British architect known for the
Gothic revival style he championed. He studied with E. L. Blackburne and set
up his own practice in 1840. A member of the Cambridge Camden Society, later
the Ecclesiastical Society, he contributed designs to their journal
The Ecclesiologist. Most of his work was for church designs,
apart from that for schools and colleges (Rugby School and Keble College
Oxford), and the Winchester County Hospital. Perhaps his best-known building is
the All Saints Church, Margaret Street, London (1849-1859). The Royal Institute
of British Architects awarded the Gold Medal to Butterfield in 1884.
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