John Oldrid Scott

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John Oldrid Scott
Born(1841-07-17)17 July 1841 [1]
Died30 May 1913(1913-05-30) (aged 71) [1]
Bexhill-on-Sea, England
Occupation Architect
Spouse(s)Mary Ann, née Stevens [2]
ChildrenHenry George Scott, [3] John Stevens Scott (24 May 1869) [1]
Parent(s)Sir George Gilbert Scott and Caroline née Oldrid

John Oldrid Scott (17 July 1841 – 30 May 1913) was an English architect.

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He was the son of Sir George Gilbert Scott and his wife Caroline (née Oldrid). His brother George Gilbert Scott Junior and nephew Sir Giles Gilbert Scott were also prominent architects. In 1868 he married Mary Ann Stevens, eldest daughter of the Reverend Thomas Stevens, founder of Bradfield College. One of his nine children, Charles Marriott Oldrid Scott, worked in his architectural practice.

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Bradfield College

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At the end of his career he lived in Peasmarsh, near Rye, East Sussex, and the sale of his farmhouse and 136 acres was mentioned in the national press in 1928. [4]

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University College Boathouse

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