Timothy Mowl

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Professor Timothy Mowl FSA (born 1951) is an architectural and landscape historian. He is Emeritus Professor of History of Architecture and Designed Landscapes at the University of Bristol, and Honorary Professor at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. He is also Director of AHC Consultants. He was awarded the Hawksmoor Medal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain in 1987, was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1993, and served as a member of Council of the Garden History Society between 2002 and 2007. He is currently President of the Avon Gardens Trust.



Timothy Mowl was educated at the Oxford School before taking degrees at the University of Bristol and Birmingham University. He studied for his doctorate in architectural history under Sir Howard Colvin at St John's College, Oxford. Mowl's career has included work as an Inspector for English Heritage, an architectural consultant for the Bath Preservation Trust, a journalist on the Bath Chronicle and as a freelance architectural and garden historian. He taught in the departments of History of Art and Archaeology at the University of Bristol before taking early retirement in 2011. [1]

He has published over thirty books on architectural history, landscape and garden history, biography, planning and conservation. His latest book, written with Julian Orbach, is a study of architectural schemes for Bath that never materialised - Unbuilt Bath - the city as it might have been, published by Stephen Morris, 2023.


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