Chislehurst architects

NewtonA large number of architects have been active in Chislehurst during its development. Among them, the following either lived locally or have designed many of our finest buildings. Where we have more information on particular architects, a separate page has been produced.

Robert Atkinson (1871-1923). Lived at Lower Camden. His work includes Bromley Town Hall, Selfridges in London, and houses in Camden Park Road.

George Somers Leigh Clarke (1825-1882). Lived at Walpole House, Manor Park, and designed a number of important houses in Chislehurst.

Henry Clutton (1819-1893). A student of Edward Blore; worked with William Burges. His works include Battle Abbey, Hatherop Castle and Wrotham Park. He designed Camden Hill (now Great Ash) in Lubbock Road and the Memorial Chapel of St Mary’s Chislehurst.

Richard Creed (1846-1914). Lived at Turpington Farmhouse, and designed Holbrook End.

Amos Faulkner (1867-1940). Whilst Faulkner did not live locally, he was an architect for William Willett, and designed houses in Camden Park Road and The Wilderness.

Sir Ernest George (1839-1922). Lived in Streatham, and designed fine houses across Chislehurst in a wide variety of styles.

William Curtis Green (1875-1960). Designed Beaverwood Cemetery buildings and chapel.

Fred Harrild (1883-1969). A pupil of Sir Edwin Lutyens, Harrild designed a number of important houses in Holbrook Lane and Kemnal Road.

Edward J May (1853-1941). A prolific local Arts and Crafts architect. See here for more information.

Joseph Moye. Lived at Fairview, Southill Road, and designed many buildings in Chislehurst in very different styles. Very little is known about him.

Geoffrey Mullins (1889-1970). Lived in Holbrook Lane, in a house he designed himself. Involved in the restoration of The Bull’s Head in 1930.

Ernest Newton (1856-1922 pictured above). An architect of national importance, who lived in Bickley. His works include Bullers Wood, The Cedars and many more significant buildings.

Sir Aston Webb (1849-1930). A major figure in Edwardian architecture, who designed Admiralty Arch and the east side of Buckingham Palace. He designed Cookham Dene, Manor Park, for his brother, E. A. Webb, chief author of The History of Chislehurst.

Maurice Webb (1880-1939). Lived in his father’s shadow, but designed local buildings including Easdens, Bull Lane.