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James Lomax-Simpson

(1882—1977)


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(1882–1977).

British architect. His finest works are the late-Arts-and-Crafts Domestic Revival houses he designed at Port Sunlight, Ches., from 1910 as Architect to Lever Brothers, including virtually all the buildings facing The Diamond (1–22 King George's Drive, 8–12 The Causeway, 25–50 Queen Mary's Drive, and 13–17 The Causeway) of 1913; those in The Ginnel, 60–2 Bolton Road, and 2–4 Water Street (c.1914); the Duke of York's Cottages (1933); Jubilee Crescent (c.1938); and many other houses and structures (e.g. the Social Centre, King George's Drive (1913), the Rose Garden and Arch (c.1937), and the axial vista at Windy Bank). Other works are St George's Church (1906–7), handsome additions to Thornton House (1906), the Smithy (1905), and houses, all at Thornton Hough, Ches. With Sir John Burnet, Tait, & Lorne, he designed the Unilever Building, New Bridge Street, London (1930–1).

Pevsner : Buildings of England, Cheshire (1971);personal knowledge

Subjects: Architecture.


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