English architect of great originality, whose best work is arguably the Art Deco Hay's Wharf Building, Tooley Street, London (1929–31). Other works include Broad Oak End, Bramfield, Herts. (1921–3), and the Churches of St Wilfrid, Brighton, Sussex (1932–4), St John the Evangelist, St Leonards, Sussex (1946–58), Holy Trinity, Dockhead, Bermondsey, London (1957–9), and Our Lady of the Rosary, Marylebone Road, London (1958). He was an accomplished writer, publishing Nicholas Hawksmoor (1924), Vitruvian Nights (1932), and English Architecture since the Regency (1953). He coined the term Rogue Goths.
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