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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

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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, Benjamin Edmund Ferrey. Benjamin Edmund also became an architect, studying under his father and then assisting in his work.

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.[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.

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

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

  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
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  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. ^ Historic England List Entry 1044615
  16. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page 255
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  18. ^ Pevsner & Wedgwood, 1966, page 326
  19. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page 166
  20. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 724
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  23. ^ Pevsner, 1966, page 266
  24. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 356
  25. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 308
  26. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 616
  27. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (North Somerset and Bristol), page 273
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  51. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 801
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  53. ^ Pevsner, 1960/73, page 237
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  55. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 675
  56. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1961/73, page 176
  57. ^ Sherwood & Pevsner, 1974, page 443
  58. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 109
  59. ^ Pevsner & Harris, 1964, page 527
  60. ^ Pevsner, 1968, page 150
  61. ^ a b Pevsner & Cherry, 1989, page 497
  62. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 116
  63. ^ "Christ Church". Full Report for Listed Buildings. Cadw. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  64. ^ Pevsner, 1960, page 59
  65. ^ Pevsner & Williamson, 1978, page 315
  66. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 145
  67. ^ Historic England. "Ocklynge cemetery chapel  (Grade II) (1412755)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 April 2013.
  68. ^ Pevsner, 1952, page 139
  69. ^ Nairn & Pevsner, 1965, page 486
  70. ^ Pevsner & Richmond, 1957, page 215
  71. ^ Pevsner & Williamson, 1978, page 157
  72. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 338
  73. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 235
  74. ^ Pevsner, 1960/73, page 77
  75. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 310
  76. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 303
  77. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 207
  78. ^ Elleray, 2004, page 44
  79. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1961/73, page 446
  80. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (Shropshire), pages 97–98
  81. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 650
  82. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 163
  83. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 225
  84. ^ "Parish Church of St Giles". Full Report for Listed Buildings. Cadw. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  85. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 125
  86. ^ Pevsner & Cherry, 1989, page 614
  87. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, pages 180–181
  88. ^ Pevsner, 1968, page 87
  89. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 295
  90. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 142
  91. ^ Pevsner, 1958 (South and West Somerset), page 166
  92. ^ The Western Gazette - Wookey Hole: Opening of the new church - 26 June 1874 - page 8
  93. ^ Newman & Pevsner, 1972, page 417
  94. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 158
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  97. ^ Pevsner & Lloyd, 1967, page 178

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