Erith, Raymond Charles

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Erith, Raymond Charles (1904–73). English traditionalist and Classical architect. In partnership (1929–39) with Bertram Stewart Hume (1901–77), he designed a house at Dedham, Essex, in the idiom of c.1800, followed by lodges at the approach to Royal Lodge, Windsor, Berks. (1939), in the same style. He started his own practice in 1946 and designed the Classical Provost's Lodging, The Queen's College, Oxford (1955), followed by the new library and residential block at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (1960–6). He reconstructed 10 and 11 and rebuilt 12 Downing Street, London (1958–63). His Gothick Jack Straw's Castle, Hampstead (a large public-house of 1963–4), the commonroom building at Gray's Inn (1971–2), and various residential buildings (e.g. the Palladian villa at Wivenhoe New Park, Essex, of 1962–4) demonstrate his mastery of English historical styles. He took Quinlan Terry into partnership in 1962.

Bibliography

Archer (1985);
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004)