Charles Robert Cockerell, Edinburgh, Building, Photos, England, Scotland
CR Cockerell Architect : Architecture
19th Century British Architect – Key UK Buildings information and photos
post updated 2 May 2021
CR Cockerell – Key Projects
Key Cockerell building: National Monument Edinburgh designed with Playfair – Scottish architects – on top of Calton Hill, just east of the city centre:
Ashmolean Museum & Taylorian Institute, Oxford, England, UK
Dates built: 1839-42
image from architect
Office for the Sun Life Assurance, Threadneedle Street, London, England
Dates built: 1840’s, demolished 1970
Cockerell was Architect to the Bank of England from 1833
Bank buildings designed include:-
Courtney Street, Plymouth, South West England
Date built: 1835
Broad Street, Bristol, South West England
Dates built: 1844-47
King Street, Manchester, North West England
Date built: 1845
Castle Street, Liverpool, North West England
Dates built: 1851-54
Assize Courts & St George’s Hall, Liverpool, North West England
– this major English Neoclassical building was completed after the death of Elmes.
Location: London, England, UK
Charles Cockerell Practice Information
Former English architect
Charles Robert Cockerell RA PRIBA
born in London; ARA in 1829, RA in 1836, President of the RIBA in 1860.
C. R. Cockerell trained in the London architectural practice of his father, Samuel Pepys Cockerell. Later he worked on the rebuilding of Covent Garden Theatre as assistant to Robert Smirke, followed by an architectural tour of Europe (he discovered reliefs from the Temple of Phigalia, on show in the British Museum).
Charles Cockerell set up his own practice on his return to London in 1817.
photo © Adrian Welch
St George’s Hall Liverpool
Architecture in Scotland
Contemporary Architecture in Scotland – architectural selection below:
Literature House for Scotland, John Knox House, Edinburgh
Architects: Witherford Watson Mann ; Groves-Raines Architects Studios ; Studio MB
photograph © Daniel Lomholt-Welch
Literature House for Scotland
Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust has selected Stirling Prize winning architectural firm Witherford Watson Mann to lead the next phase of development at the Literature House in Edinburgh. They will be working in partnership with Groves-Raines Architects Studios and Edinburgh-based Studio MB.
Scottish Architecture: best scottish buildings of the last three decades
CR Cockerell Building in England
Squire Law Library
Former Cambridge University Library, 1837-42 – Cambridge Architecture
Charles Robert Cockerell was the winner of the RIBA Gold Medal in 1848.
The Cunard Building, Liverpool
photograph courtesy of Sika
The Cunard Building
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