Charles Robert Cockerell, Edinburgh, Building, Photos, England, Scotland

CR Cockerell Architect : Architecture

19th Century British Architect – Key UK Buildings information and photos

post updated 7 July 2021

CR Cockerell – Key Projects

Featured Buildings

Key Cockerell building: National Monument Edinburgh designed with Playfair – Scottish architects practices – on top of Calton Hill, just east of the city centre:

National Monument, Calton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland
National Monument Edinburgh design by CR Cockerell Architect
photo © Steven Powell

Ashmolean Museum & Taylorian Institute, Oxford, England, UK
Dates built: 1839-42
Ashmolean Museum Oxford building design by CR Cockerell Architect
image from architect
Ashmolean Museum

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, Southwest England
Date built: 1835

Broad Street, Bristol, Southwest England
Dates built: 1844-47

King Street, Manchester, Northwest England
Date built: 1845

Castle Street, Liverpool, Northwest England
Dates built: 1851-54

Assize Courts & St George’s Hall, Liverpool, Northwest 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.

Scottish Architects Practices

Natonal Monument Edinburgh:
Natonal Monument Edinburgh
picture © Adrian Welch

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.

St George’s Hall
photo © Adrian Welch
St George’s Hall Liverpool

Architecture in Scotland

Contemporary Architecture in Scotland – architectural selection below:

Langside Halls Queen’s Park, Glasgow

Literature House for Scotland, John Knox House, Edinburgh
Architects: Witherford Watson Mann ; Groves-Raines Architects Studios ; Studio MB
John Knox House Edinburgh building
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 Architects Practices

Scottish Tour: 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.

Architectural Tours

The Cunard Building, Liverpool
The Cunard Building Liverpool
photograph courtesy of Sika
The Cunard Building

Architecture Studios

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