Brodrick, Cuthbert

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Brodrick, Cuthbert (1821–1905). Hull-born English architect, who won the competition to design Leeds Town Hall in 1852 (the assessor was Charles Barry). This fine civic building shows pronounced French influence (Brongniart's Paris Bourse (Exchange)) in the ranges of columns, as well as an acknowledgement of Elmes's St Georges Hall, Liverpool. His Corn Exchange in Leeds (1860–3) is Italian Renaissance in style, with an elliptical plan and an ingeniously arranged roof-structure of iron (perhaps influenced by the Halle au Blé, Paris). Brodrick's Cliffs (now Grand) Hotel, Scarborough, Yorks. (1863–7), is much more overtly French Renaissance, with a massive Second Empire style roof.

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