Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire is a project launched in 2018, with only a few churches included at the moment.

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Temple Lushington Moore

Temple Lushington Moore, 1856-1920, was born in Ireland on 7th June 1856, the eldest son of Captain George Frederick Moore and his wife Charlotte. He was educated at Glasgow High School and then privately by Reverend Richard Wilton at Londesborough in the East Riding of Yorkshire. In 1875 he was articled to architect George Gilbert Scott Jr. and in 1878 he established his own architectural practice. He married Emma Stors Wilton, the eldest daughter of his former tutor Reverend Richard Wilton, in 1884. During his early career he relied on family and clerical contracts in Yorkshire, but by 1890 his reputation was growing rapidly and over the next twenty five years he built around forty churches, establishing him as England's leading ecclesiastical architect from the mid-Edwardian years. He was responsible for the design and restoration of a substantial number of British churches. His work in Yorkshire included 17 new churches and 22 church restorations. This included Sledemere church (1893-1898), St Margaret's, Leeds (1907-9) and the restoration of both the Treasurer's House and St William's College in York. He also undertook over seventy non-church commissions including South Hill Park, near Bracknell, Berkshire (1891) and the Hostel of the Resurrection, Leeds (1907-28). Moore's work was important in the history of English architecture for its development of the Gothic revival, and his churches are now considered to be masterpieces of this period. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1905 Temple Lushington Moore died at his home on 30th June 1920 and was buried at St John's, Hampstead. His practice was continued by his son in law, Leslie Thomas Moore. Leslie continued in practice, often carefully adding to and furnishing the older man's works, until the mid-1950s.

 One Church with features by Temple Lushington Moore - Architect

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All Saints Chalfont St Peter 1912-13: N Aisle only of large church planned, in Arts & Crafts style. Architect was Temple Lushington Moore.
All Saints Chalfont St Peter 1912-13: Rood Screen. Architect was Temple Lushington Moore.
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Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire

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