Scott, Adrian Gilbert

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Scott, Adrian Gilbert (1882–1963). Son of ‘Middle’ Scott and brother of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Articled to Temple Moore, he later assisted his brother in several projects, e.g. Greystanes, Mill Hill (1907). His greatest work was the Anglican Cathedral, Cairo, Egypt (1933–8—demolished), but most of his designs were for the RC Church, including the handsome tower of Hansom's Church of the Holy Name, Manchester (1928), and the centralized Sts Joseph & Mary, Lansbury, Poplar, London (1951–3). He also designed the Church of St Leonard, Hastings, Sussex (1953–61—with lively nautical details and parabolic arches), and St Alban, Holborn, London (1959–61— retaining parts of Butterfield's earlier church), both of which were replacements of war-damaged buildings. His own house, Shepherd's Well, Frognal Way, Hampstead, London (1930), was in a chaste Neo-Georgian style (the front door-case has been removed).

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Gavin Stamp ;
RIBA Journal (Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects), lxx/7 (July 1963), 298;
Jane Turner (1996)