Banister Fletcher

(1833—1899) architect and surveyor

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KAMEN, Ruth H(ope) (born 1944), Director, and Sir Banister Fletcher Librarian, British Architectural Library, Royal Institute of British Architects, 1988–2004

MURRAY, Irena (born 1946), Sir Banister Fletcher Director (formerly Librarian), British Architectural Library, Royal Institute of British Architects, 2004–13, now Senior Research Fellow

FLETCHER, Banister (1833 - 1899), JP, DL; architect and surveyor; Professor of Architecture and Building Construction at, and Fellow of, King’s College London; Colonel Tower Hamlets Rifle Brigade; received Queen Victoria’s decoration; District Surveyor of West Newington and part of Lambeth from 1875; one of the Surveyors to the Board of Trade; Chairman of the Trades Training School Committee

FLETCHER, Banister (Flight) (1866 - 1953), architect, surveyor, author, lecturer; Barrister-at-law of the Inner Temple; Past Vice-Pres. and Hon. Sec. of Architectural Association; Hon. Member of the British Academy of Arts at Rome; Hon. Member of American Institute of Architects; Hon. Corres. Member of Société Centrale des Architectes Français; Member of Court of Common Council; one of HM Lieutenants of the City of London; Chairman of the City Lands Committee (Chief Commoner), 1921; Chairman of City of London School, 1914 and 1915; Chairman of Library Committee, 1917; Senior Sheriff of City of London, 1918–19; Chairman of Greater London Regional Planning Cttee 1927–33; Master of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, 1937


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(1833–99). English architect and surveyor. He designed several industrial buildings in Newcastle upon Tyne before settling in London in 1870, where he published Model Houses for the Industrial Classes (1871) in which the influence of Henry Roberts can be detected. He built up an extensive architectural and surveying practice in which he was assisted by his sons, Banister Flight (see below) and Herbert Phillips Fletcher (1872–1916). In 1890 he was appointed to a Chair at King's College, London, in which capacity he did much to further architectural education. He was indefatigably industrious, publishing many works, including Dilapidations (1872), Compensations (1874), Arbitrations (1875), Quantities (1877), Light and Air (1879), The Metropolitan Building Acts (1882), and, with his son Banister, his celebrated A History of Architecture (1896), which rapidly went into further editions, and became the standard work for generations of students.

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

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