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Mr Arthur William Blomfield

Sir Arthur William Blomfield was an architect active in the mid- to late-19th century. He was born at Fulham Place in London, England on 6 March 1829, the son of Charles James Blomfiled, then Bishop of London.

After an education at Rugby School and Trinity College Cambridge, England, Blomfield was articled to Philip Charles Hardwick. He later accompanied Frederick Pepys Cockerell abroad.

By 1856 Blomfield was practising on his own. His designs at first were mostly for churches. Later, he was made architect to the Bank of England.

Blomfield died on 30 October 1899. He was survived by his sons Charles James and Arthur Conran Blomfield who each succeeded him in practice.


Dictionary of Scottish Architects, 'Sir Arthur William Blomfield', DSA Architect Biography Report < > [accessed 3 February 2008]

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