Edmund Francis Law

Edmund Francis Law, usually referred to as 'E. F. Law', (26 April 1810 – 14 April 1882, Northampton) FRIBA was a British architect during the 19th century, notable for a large number of projects, particularly restorations, in the counties of Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.[1][2]

Wellingborough Church of England mortuary chapel c.1857–58, London Road cemetery. Listed Grade: II
Exterior of Nat West Bank Northampton, England by architect E. F. Law c. 1841
East Carlton Hall in October 2012
St John the Baptist church in Blisworth, Northants in January 2008
Collingtree Grange, 1865, demolished 1960s except lodges, qv
All that remains of Collingtree Grange – two lodges at the entrance from the A45 road
9 Guildhall Road, Northampton
Manor House, Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire, England, restored 1881
St Giles' Church, Northampton, Grade I listed
Cheyne Walk, Northampton
Finedon Hall, Finedon, Northamptonshire

CareerEdit

His practice was based in Northampton from 1837 operating from Priory Cottage in the town.[1] He became a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1862, proposed by George Gilbert Scott and others. He was also Northamptonshire County and Northampton Town Surveyor and served as Mayor of Northampton Borough in 1859.[3] He went into partnership with Robert Clarke in 1848.[4] This partnership was short-lived, and dissolved on 31 July 1849.[5]

He had a son, Edmund Law (1840 – 14 April 1904) who was articled to his father from 1855 and continued as his assistant at that time based at 29 Abington Street, Northampton. From 1863 he became a partner with his father and also an assistant with his father as Northamptonshire County and Northampton Town Surveyor.[1] His son also became a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1881.

Notable worksEdit

RIBA does not have a full list of his works but has a full list of his son's works. The following list is partial in chronological order:[6]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Alison Felstead; Jonathan Franklin (1 July 2001). Directory of British Architects, 1834–1914: Vol. 2 (L-Z) 2nd edition (2nd ed.). London: Royal Institute of British Architects. pp. 20–21. ISBN 978-0826455147.
  2. ^ Builder v 42 1882. London. 22 April 1882. pp. 481–497.
  3. ^ DAVID. J. TAYLOR (June 2011). Mayors of Northampton. Northampton: Northampton Borough Council. p. 15.
  4. ^ "E.F. Law, Architect and Surveyor". Northampton Mercury. England. 17 June 1848. Retrieved 6 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Notice is hereby given...". Northampton Mercury. England. 4 August 1849. Retrieved 6 January 2018 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1961). The Buildings of England – Northamptonshire. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. as indicated. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3.
  7. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 319
  8. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 332
  9. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 129
  10. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 345
  11. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 148
  12. ^ Pevsner, Northants pp. 328–29
  13. ^ Pevsner, Northants, addenda p. 530
  14. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 273
  15. ^ Pevsner, Northants, p. 463
  16. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 397
  17. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 172
  18. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 108
  19. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 292
  20. ^ English Heritage website Accessed 7 December 2014
  21. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 453
  22. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 307
  23. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 309
  24. ^ Pevsner, Northants pp. 431–32
  25. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 448
  26. ^ Historic England. "Finedon Hall (1293682)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  27. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 320
  28. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 263
  29. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 151
  30. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 159
  31. ^ Pevsner, Northants, p. 471
  32. ^ Pevsner, Northants pp. 93–94
  33. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 154
  34. ^ a b c Pevsner, Northants p. 197
  35. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 150
  36. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 333
  37. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 76
  38. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 426
  39. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 450
  40. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 334 (note)
  41. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 127
  42. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 173
  43. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 100
  44. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 130
  45. ^ Pevsner, Northants p. 318