(1829–1911). English architect. He set up in Chester and influenced a regional style of vernacular architecture, featuring timber-framing. His best works (as Douglas&Fordham (with J. P. Fordham (1843–99)) are the cottages, houses, and model farms on the Westminster Estates at Eaton Hall, Ches., and several fine buildings at Port Sunlight, including the Lyceum (1894–6). He designed the Church of St Chad, Hopwas, Staff. (1881), in which he introduced timber-framed construction, giving the building a domestic air.
From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.