Holland W. Hobbiss
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Holland William Hobbiss, Birmingham area. He traded under the names Holland W. Hobbiss and Partners and Holland W. Hobbiss and M. A. H. Hobbiss.(8 February 1880 – 22 July 1970) was an English architect in the
Hobbiss was born in Birmingham on 8 February 1880, the eldest son of Henry Hobbiss, a school master and later a lecturer in a teaching college, and his wife, Alice.
In 1914 Hobbiss won a national competition (and 25 guinea prize) for his design of agricultural workers cottages in Essex. During the First World War, he served as a second lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery. Between 1956 and 1958 Hobbiss was elected and sat as president of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
A number of his buildings were decorated by the sculptor William Bloye.
He died in Birmingham in 1970.
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- St Mark's Church House, Washwood Heath, 1909–10
- Fox and Goose pub, Washwood Heath, 1913
- The Bear Public House, Stratford Road, Sparkhill
- The Antelope, Birmingham, Stratford Road, Sparkhill 1922 Listed Grade II in 1991 (with Bloye sculptures)
- St Giles, Church Road, Rowley Regis, 1923 with A. S. Dixon.
- The Guild of Students, University of Birmingham, 1928-30. Extended 1948-51 and 1960. (with Bloye sculptures)
- Queens College, Somerset Road, Edgbaston. Residential block and lodge 1929-30, chapel 1938-47
- Pitmaston, formerly the Ideal Benefit Society Building, Goodby Road, Edgbaston, 1930-1. Listed Grade II in 2002
- Christ Church, Burney Lane, Ward End, 1935 (with Bloye sculptures) Listed Grade II in 2009
- St Francis' Hall, University of Birmingham, 1936. Extended 1968-9.
- Crematorium and chapel at Lodge Hill Cemetery in Selly Oak, 1936–37
- Three Tuns Hotel, Lichfield Street, Tamworth, opened 1937 
- Holy Cross church, Brigfield Road, Billesley Common, 1937
- King Edward's School, 1937-47. He rebuilt and clad with brick the upper corridor of the New Street (Charles Barry) King Edward's school as the current chapel, 1952-3. Chapel listed Grade II listed
- King Edward VI High School for Girls, 1937-47.
- St Edmund, Reddings Lane, Tyseley, 1939-40
- St Mary and St John, Alum Rock Road, 1934-5 
- Chemical Engineering Building, University of Birmingham, 1960 (Holland W. Hobbiss and Partners)
- Edgbaston High School for Girls, 1960 (Holland W. Hobbiss and Partners)
- Foundation of the Schools of King Edward VI, Foundation Offices.
- The Copcut Elm, Salwarpe, 1937
He also designed a number of unnamed houses in Amesbury Road and Russell Road in Moseley.
- "Cottages For Agricultural Labourers - Successes Of Birmingham Architects". Birmingham Daily Post. 2 May 1914. p. 7. Retrieved 30 September 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1276234)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
- The Buildings of England: Worcestershire, Nikolaus Pevsner, 1963 p89
- Historic England. "Pitmaston House (Grade II) (1393669)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
- The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, Nikolaus Pevsner and Alexandra Wedgwood, 1966, 2003, ISBN 0-300-09679-8
- Historic England. "Details from listed building database (1393385)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
- "Tamworth's Newest House Opened - The "Three Tuns"". Lichfield Mercury. 17 December 1937. p. 11. Retrieved 30 September 2014 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- Historic England. "King Edward's School chapel (1343402)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 August 2006.
- Worcestershire https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=3sG9568rRJsC&pg=PA589&lpg=PA589&dq=Holland+W+Hobbiss&source=bl&ots=Bs1WyM48cR&sig=pe5ND1i4aXHAXW-JSS_VPUShDe0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi29KO7hMDSAhXDYJoKHeXvC_o4ChDoAQg3MAg#v=onepage&q=Holland%20W%20Hobbiss&f=false
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