Fonds BR 309 - Records of A.F. Scott, Architect

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BR 309


Records of A.F. Scott, Architect


  • 1890-1988 (Creation)

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1 file

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At 24 Castle Meadow, 1886-1927, 23 Tombland, Norwich 1927-. Business commenced by Augustus Frederick Scott in 1886, joined by his son Eric Wilfrid Bonning 1910, restyled as A.F. Scott & Sons when Theordore Gilbert joined the firm c 1918. ?Later changed name to Lambert, Scott & Innes which changed name in 2002 to LSI architects and became a limited liability partnership.

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Son of Revd Jonathan Scott and Mrs J.E. Scott, born in Rockland St Peter in 1854. First came to Norwich in 1865. Educated at the Old Commercial School, Norwich and Elmfield College York, spent five years working under Robert Skipper, East Dereham and then with John Henry Brown, the Cathedral and School Board architect before working for the Liverpool Corporation for two years. Started in Norwich as an architect and surveyor in 1886 at 24 Castle Meadow, where he conducted a practice that extended to various parts of England. Additionally held the office of Surveyor of Cromer.
Lived at Rose Court Harvey Lane, Thorpe.
Married Emmeline Adcock, daughter of Daniel Adcock on 22 June 1882; sons Eric Wilfred Scott and Theodore Gilbert Scott.
Buildings designed include: church on Thorpe Road, Buntings Ltd, and churches, houses, public and industrial buildings all over the UK. He designed the first reinforced concrete shop premises and the first reinforced concrete factory in Norwich. Due to his faith, he declined invitations to build public houses.
Interests include cycling: he claimed to have the first cycle in Norwich fitted with pneumatic tyres. Cycled from Norwich to his London office during the First World War and would often cycle to King's Lynn to catch the early train to Doncaster. Primitive Methodist and local preacher and would cycle to fulfil pulpit engagements. Also enjoyed travel and gardening and was a vegetarian.
Known throughout Norwich for wearing a wide-brimmed hat, and is quoted as saying 'my wide brimmed hat keeps off a certain amount of rain and sun and is of practical use. And moreover it suits me'.

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Merged with the Ipswich Co-operative Society in 1993 to become the Ipswich and Norwich Co-operative Society. Merged with the Colchester and East Essex Co-operative Society in 2005 to become the East of England Co-operative Society.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 30 September 2005 (ACC 2005/196). List completed on 4 October 2005 (LW).

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Contains records relating to the construction of the Co-operative Dairy Stables in Upper Surrey Street, Norwich.

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