Benjamin Ferrey

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

Benjamin Ferrey
Born(1810-04-01)1 April 1810
Died22 August 1880(1880-08-22) (aged 70)
5 Inverness Terrace, London
NationalityBritish
OccupationArchitect

FamilyEdit

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, Edmund Benjamin (b. 1845 or 1846),[2] who also became an architect, studying under his father and then assisting in his work. Ferrey married a second time in 1872.

CareerEdit

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.[3]

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".[4]

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.

WorkEdit

BuildingsEdit

 
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

Buildings by Edmund Benjamin Ferrey (the son)Edit

PublicationsEdit

  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Edmund Benjamin Ferrey". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
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  93. ^ The Western Gazette - Wookey Hole: Opening of the new church - 26 June 1874 - page 8
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