13th July 1811

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13th July 1811
Sir George Gilbert Scott Born
Architect. Born in Gawcott, Buckinghamshire. Often styled ‘Sir Gilbert Scott’. His London work includes: St Giles’ Church in Camberwell, St Mary Abbots in Kensington, the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens, the Hotel at St Pancras and the Foreign Office in Whitehall. Grandfather of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. 1849 appointed Surveyor to Westminster Abbey, which led to a lot of work there. Died at his son’s home where he was living, Courtfield House, Collingham Road, Kensington.
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