Newton, Ernest

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Newton, Ernest (1856–1922). One of the most successful and influential domestic architects in England of his generation in England. London-born, he was articled to Norman Shaw in 1873 before establishing his own practice in 1879. Red Court, Scotland Lane, near Haslemere, Surrey (1894–5), drew on canted bays, sash-windows, and other features that led Pevsner to describe it as an ‘ominous house with sterile Neo-Georgianism just round the corner’, even though it had been described, praised, and illustrated by Muthesius, no less. Other houses include Steep Hill, near St Helier, Jersey (1898–1900), and Scotsman's Field, Burway Hill, Church Stretton, Salop. (1907–8). He published Sketches for Country Residences (1882), A Book of Houses (1890 ), and A Book of Country Houses (1903). His son, William Godfrey Newton, (1885–1949), published The Work of Ernest Newton R.A. (1925).

Bibliography

Rod. Brown (ed.)(1985);
A. S. Gray (1985);
H. Muthesius (1979);
H. Muthesius (ed.)(1910);
Pe: BoE, Surrey (1971)