Benjamin Ferrey

(1810—1880) architect

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(1810–80). English architect. He became a zealous pioneer of the Gothic Revival, much influenced by A. W. N. Pugin, having been articled to A. C. Pugin in 1825. His Church of St Stephen, Westminster (1847–50), was one of the most significant ecclesiastical buildings of the early Revival, its hard interior a model for later work, and was justly appreciated by The Ecclesiologist. Soon he was recognized as one of the ablest pioneers of scholarly Gothic Revival. St Michael's, Chetwynd, Salop. (1865–7), demonstrated his archaeological approach, drawing on elements derived from several historic buildings. He wrote Recollections of A. W. N. Pugin (1861). His son, Edmund Benjamin Ferrey (c. 1845–1900), worked in his office from 1862 to 1869 before joining 'Great' Gilbert Scott and then establishing his own practice.

From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.

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