(1855–1908). English architect who designed several Gothic Revival churches, but is best known for his public buildings, including the Free Renaissance-style Sheffield Town Hall (1890–7—with elements culled from Spain, France, England, and The Netherlands), and the Gibbs Revival-style Lancaster Town Hall (1907—with Thomas Geoffrey Lucas (1872–1947)). He designed the Northampton Institute, Finsbury, London (1893–6), again in a Free Renaissance style. The Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London (1900–7), is in a grandly Edwardian Baroque style, with a cupola derived from the work of Wren.
From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.