Benjamin Ferrey

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Benjamin Ferrey
Born (1810-04-01)1 April 1810
Christchurch, Hampshire
Died 22 August 1880(1880-08-22) (aged 70)
5 Inverness Terrace, London
Nationality British
Occupation Architect

Benjamin Ferrey, FSA, FRIBA (1810 – 1880) was an English architect who worked mostly in the Gothic Revival.

Family

Benjamin Ferrey was the youngest son of Benjamin Ferrey Snr, a draper who became Mayor of Christchurch.[1] He was educated at Wimborne Grammar School.

In 1836 Benjamin married Ann Lucas. They had two daughters, Alicia and Annie, and one son, Benjamin Edmund Ferrey. Benjamin Edmund also became an architect, studying under his father and then assisting in his work.

Career

After grammar school, Ferrey went to London to study under Augustus Charles Pugin and alongside Pugin's son Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin.

In his early twenties Ferrey toured continental Europe, then studied further in the office of William Wilkins. He started his own architectural practice in 1834, in Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London. Some of the earliest work of his practice was in the design of the new seaside resort of Bournemouth. The business grew rapidly and was very successful, with Ferrey designing and restoring or rebuilding many Church of England parish churches. Ferrey also designed private houses and public buildings, including a number of Tudor Revival ones in the earlier part of his career.[2]

Charles Eastlake in his History of the Gothic Revival described Ferrey as "one of the earliest, ablest, and most zealous pioneers of the modern Gothic school" and said his work "possessed the rare charm of simplicity, without lacking interest".[3]

Ferrey was twice Vice-President of the Royal Institute of British Architects and in 1870 was awarded a Royal Gold Medal. He was Diocesan Architect to the Diocese of Bath and Wells from 1841 until his death, carrying out much of the restoration work on Wells Cathedral and the Bishop's Palace. He was also appointed Honorary Secretary to the Architects' Committee for the Houses of Parliament.

Work

Buildings

Parish church of St Nicholas, Corfe, Somerset
Part of the Market Cross in Glastonbury
All Saints' parish church, Blackheath, built 1857–67
Parish church of St Mary Magdalene, Taunton, Somerset
Huntsham Court, Devon, built 1868-70

Publications

  • Ferrey, Benjamin; Brayley, E. W. (1834). The Antiquities of the Priory of Christchurch: Consisting of Plans, Elevations, Sections, Details, and Perspective Views. [1]
  • Ferrey, Benjamin (1861). Recollections of A. N. Welby Pugin and his father Augustus Pugin; with notices of their works. London: Edward Stanford.

References

  1. ^ a b c d Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 169
  2. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 55
  3. ^ Eastlake, 1872, page 220
  4. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 418
  5. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 117
  6. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 130
  7. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page
  8. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 183
  9. ^ a b Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 423
  10. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 189
  11. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 133
  12. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 191
  13. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 179
  14. ^ Pevsner & Richmond, 1957, pages 214–215
  15. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page 255
  16. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 488
  17. ^ Pevsner & Wedgwood, 1966, page 326
  18. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page 166
  19. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 724
  20. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 94
  21. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 282
  22. ^ Pevsner, 1966, page 266
  23. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 356
  24. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 308
  25. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 616
  26. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (North Somerset and Bristol), page 273
  27. ^ Pevsner, 1966, page 243
  28. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 339
  29. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 563
  30. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 186
  31. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (North Somerset and Bristol), page 203
  32. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 182
  33. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 733
  34. ^ Pevsner & Wedgwood, 1966, page 201
  35. ^ Pevsner, 1960/73, page 188
  36. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 317
  37. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 637
  38. ^ Pevsner & Richmond, 1957, page 292
  39. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 176
  40. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 448
  41. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 634
  42. ^ Pevsner, 1960/73, pages 223–224
  43. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 845
  44. ^ Pevsner, 1966, page 123
  45. ^ Pevsner, 1966, page 88
  46. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 562
  47. ^ Pevsner, 1960/73, page 100
  48. ^ Pevsner, 1966, page 147
  49. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, pages 253–254
  50. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 801
  51. ^ "Church of St Teilo". Full Report for Listed Buildings. Cadw. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  52. ^ Pevsner, 1960/73, page 237
  53. ^ Pevsner, 1960/73, page 160
  54. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 675
  55. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1961/73, page 176
  56. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 443
  57. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 109
  58. ^ Pevsner & Harris, 1964, page 527
  59. ^ Pevsner, 1968, page 150
  60. ^ a b Pevsner & Cherry, 1989, page 497
  61. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 116
  62. ^ "Christ Church". Full Report for Listed Buildings. Cadw. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  63. ^ Pevsner, 1960, page 59
  64. ^ Pevsner & Williamson, 1978, page 315
  65. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 145
  66. ^ Historic England. "Ocklynge cemetery chapel  (Grade II) (1412755)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  67. ^ Pevsner, 1952, page 139
  68. ^ Nairn & Pevsner, 1965, page 486
  69. ^ Pevsner & Richmond, 1957, page 215
  70. ^ Pevsner & Williamson, 1978, page 157
  71. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 338
  72. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 235
  73. ^ Pevsner, 1960/73, page 77
  74. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 310
  75. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 303
  76. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 207
  77. ^ Elleray, 2004, page 44
  78. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1961/73, page 446
  79. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (Shropshire), pages 97–98
  80. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 650
  81. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 163
  82. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 225
  83. ^ "Parish Church of St Giles". Full Report for Listed Buildings. Cadw. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  84. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 125
  85. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1989, page 614
  86. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, pages 180–181
  87. ^ Pevsner, 1968, page 87
  88. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 295
  89. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 142
  90. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 166
  91. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 417
  92. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 158
  93. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 181
  94. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 79
  95. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 178

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