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SCOTT, Sir George Gilbert

Born: 1811
Died: 1878


A major Victorian architect and one of a dynasty of Scotts, George Gilbert Scott was very well known for his church architecture. Scott did not come to South Africa but he designed the Church of St George and St Michael, Grahamstown in 1874. On his death in 1878 his son, John Oldrid SCOTT (1841-1913) completed the work (see also W WHITE-COOPER).

RIBA Gold Medallist 1859; President RIBA 1873-76. (SESA)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

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Cathedral church of St Michael and St George: 1824 : 1874 : 1889-1892 : 1911. Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape - Architect

Books citing SCOTT

Bakker, Karel A, Clarke, Nicholas J. 2014. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens : A shared Dutch built heritage in South Africa. Pretoria: Visual Books. pp 112

Oxley, John. 1992. Places of Worship in South Africa. Halfway House: Southern Book Publishers. pp 58

Placzek, Adolf K (Editor in Chief). 1982. Macmillan encyclopedia of architects (Volume 4 of 4). New York: The Free Press. pp 12-16

Potgieter, DJ (Editor-in-chief). 1972. Standard Encyclopaedia of South Africa [SESA] Volume 5 For-Hun. Cape Town: Nasou. pp 301