James Edmeston (1781-1867) was the architect with whom the young George Gilbert Scott served his articles from 1827-31. He did not have all that much of a reputation as an architect. Gavin Stamp describes him as having had a "dim practice" which at Scott's time consisted mainly in "building villas in Hackney and occasionally designing a school" (36). A devout churchman, he achieved more success as a hymnologist. His eldest son, James Edmeston Jr. (1823-98), succeeded him and was later joined by his own son, James Stanning Edmeston (1844-87). Judging by St Michael and All Angels, Ladbroke Grove, the practice seems to have become more adventurous under James Edmeston Jr's leadership.
Works of the Edmestons
- Columbia Wharf, Rotherhithe
- Charity Drinking Fountain, near the Royal Exchange, London
- St Michael and All Angels, Ladbroke Grove, N. Kensington
Curl, James Stevens, and Susan Wilson. Oxford Dictionary of Architecture. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Stamp, Gavin. Gothic for the Steam Age: An Illustrated Biography of George Gilbert Scott. London: Aurum Press, 2015.
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