Francis William Deas (also known as Frank Deas, Frank Deas)

Francis William Deas was an architect and landscape painter active, particularly in Scotland, in the late-19th and early- to mid-20th centuries. He was born in 1862 at Haslar in Hampshire, England, the son of Sir David Deas, a naval surgeon, and his wife Margaret Hepburn.

Deas is perhaps most noted for the pantiled Arts and Crafts house which he built, and for the gardens he designed (on which Gertrude Jekyll is said to have advised), at The Murrel, in Fife, Scotland in 1908-10. Both received considerable publicity in the early-20th century.

Bibliography

Dictionary of Scottish Architects, 'Francis William Deas', DSA Architect Biography Report [accessed 19 February 2008]

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