Mountford, Edward William

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article Share Article
views updated

Mountford, Edward William (1855–1908). English architect who designed several Gothic Revival churches, but is best known for his public buildings, including the Free Renaissance-style Sheffield Town Hall (1890–7—with elements culled from Spain, France, England, and The Netherlands), and the Gibbs Revival-style Lancaster Town Hall (1907—with Thomas Geoffrey Lucas (1872–1947)). He designed the Northampton Institute, Finsbury, London (1893–6), again in a Free Renaissance style. The Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London (1900–7), is in a grandly Edwardian Baroque style, with a cupola derived from the work of Wren.

Bibliography

D&M (1985);
A. S. Gray (1985)