Arthur Castings

Arthur Castings was an architect active in the late-19th century. He was born on 17 March 1853 at St Pancras, Middlesex, England the son of James and Mary Ann Castings.

Castings started his career in the 1880s working as the chief draughtsman for George Devey (born 1820, died 1886). He later, after Devey's death in 1886, set up his own office at 61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, England and completed work at Minley Manor, Hampshire and St Paul's Walden Bury, Hertfordshire, England. From 1892 to 1893 he helped design the Dutch Garden at Glamis Castle in Angus, Scotland.

Castings died in 1913. He was survived by his wife whom he had unfortunately left in a rather financially strained situation. After his death, some of Castings' own drawings had to be sold for her to try to help her make ends meet.

Sources:

Dictionary of Scottish Architects, 'Arthur Castings', DSA Architect Biography Report <http://www.codexgeo.co.uk/dsa/architect_full.php?id=M001880> [accessed 18 February 2008]

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