Sir Ernest George

Morley Road

Design drawings of Morley Cottages

A nationally renowned architect, with a variety of styles, and working with a succession of partners, Thomas Vaughan, Harold Peto and finally Alfred Yeates. He lived in Streatham.

His work nationally includes the interior of Claridges Hotel, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Exchange buildings, and the crematorium at Golders Green Cemetery, where, fittingly, he was taken after he died in 1922 at the age of 83.

He is also well known as an artist, mainly of street scenes in towns and cities across Europe.

Among his works in Chislehurst are:

  • Morley Cottages, a group of three, among the earliest Arts & Crafts houses in Chislehurst. Detail from a sketch of 1878 is shown above.
  • Two houses in Mead Road:
    • Golden Mead
    • Pennthorpe, now Mead Road Infant School (pictured below)