Edward Prioleau Warren
Edward Prioleau Warren was a British
United Kingdom
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An architect is a person trained in the planning, design and oversight of the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to offer or render services in connection with the design and construction of a building, or group of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the...

 and archaeologist.


He was born at Cotham
Cotham, Bristol
Cotham is the name of both a council ward of the city of Bristol in the United Kingdom, and a suburb of the city that falls within that ward. The ward comprises the Cotham suburb, and a small portion of Redland, which is another Bristol suburb.-Cotham:...

 in Bristol
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, England
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 on 30 October 1856, as the fifth son of A. W. Warren, JP. He was educated at Clifton College
Clifton College
Clifton College is a co-educational independent school in Clifton, Bristol, England, founded in 1862. In its early years it was notable for emphasising science in the curriculum, and for being less concerned with social elitism, e.g. by admitting day-boys on equal terms and providing a dedicated...

 in Bristol, and subsequently articled to G.F. Bodley
George Frederick Bodley
George Frederick Bodley was an English architect working in the Gothic revival style.-Personal life:Bodley was the youngest son of William Hulme Bodley, M.D. of Edinburgh, physician at Hull Royal Infirmary, Kingston upon Hull, who in 1838 retired to his wife's home town, Brighton, Sussex, England....

, whose biography he later wrote. He provided illustrations for the Transactions of the Guild and School of Handicraft in 1890. He joined the Art Workers Guild
Art Workers Guild
The Art Workers Guild or Art-Workers' Guild is an organisation established in 1884 by a group of British architects associated with the ideas of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement. The guild promoted the 'unity of all the arts', denying the distinction between fine and applied art...

 in 1892 and was Master in 1913. He practised extensively in Oxford
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, no doubt helped by the fact that his brother, Sir Herbert Warren was President of Magdalen College
Magdalen College, Oxford
Magdalen College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. As of 2006 the college had an estimated financial endowment of £153 million. Magdalen is currently top of the Norrington Table after over half of its 2010 finalists received first-class degrees, a record...

. Basil Bramston Hooper, later an architect in New Zealand
New Zealand
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, was in his office, c.1901-04. In 1901, he was added to the list of architects authorised to work on the Grosvenor Estate in London
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, but he never did so. In 1914, he gave evidence on behalf of the Commissioners of Works into a proposed Preservation Order on 75 Dean St., Soho, London. During the First World War he was seconded to the Serbian Army, and designed the War Cemetery at Basra
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. In 1916, he was said to have had considerable experience of hospital construction. At the beginning of his career, he built and altered a number of churches, but he is known principally for domestic buildings in an understated revival of English late 17th century styles: his main works were lodgings for Oxford colleges and minor country houses.

Warren married Margaret Morrell, and one of their sons, Brigadier-General Christopher P. Warren became a noted bibliophile; another, Peter Warren
Peter Warren
Peter Warren may refer to:*Sir Peter Warren , British naval officer*Peter Warren , Canadian investigative journalist and radio host...

, succeeded to his father's practice as an architect. Warren himself was a friend and adviser to the American novelist, Henry James
Henry James
Henry James, OM was an American-born writer, regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. He was the son of Henry James, Sr., a clergyman, and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James....

, who lived at Lamb House
Lamb House
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, Rye
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, Sussex
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, UK; their correspondence is now in the Huntington Library in San Marino, California
San Marino, California
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. He died on 23 November 1937.

List of works

  • Barkerend
    Barkerend is an inner-city area in the Bowling and Barkerend ward of the Bradford District, in the English county of West Yorkshire.Barkerend is located to the east of Bradford city centre....

     in Bradford (West Yorks): St Clement's Church, 1892-94 (listed grade II*)
  • Bishopstoke (Hants): St. Mary's Church, n.d.
  • Blackwood (Monmouthshire): Maesruddud, new house, n.d.
  • Brighton (Sussex): Church of the Good Shepherd
    Church of the Good Shepherd, Brighton
    The Church of the Good Shepherd is an Anglican church on Dyke Road on the border of Brighton and Hove, constituent parts of the English city of Brighton and Hove...

    , Dyke Road: new church, 1920-22; vicarage, 1923; extension to church, 1927; all for Alice Mary Moor
  • Bryanston
    Bryanston is a village and civil parish in north Dorset, England, situated on the River Stour one mile west of Blandford Forum. The parish has a population of 968 . The village is adjacent to the grounds of Bryanston School, an independent school.The village was named after Brian de Lisle, a...

     (Dorset): St Martin's Church, 1895-98, for Lord Portman
  • Cambridge: Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
    Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
    Gonville and Caius College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. The college is often referred to simply as "Caius" , after its second founder, John Keys, who fashionably latinised the spelling of his name after studying in Italy.- Outline :Gonville and...

    , alterations to west range of Gonville Court, 1912
  • Cambridge: Trinity College, works, n.d.
  • Caversham (Oxon): St. John the Evangelist Church, n.d.
  • Chantmarle (Dorset), works in the garden, 1919
  • Chelsea (Middx): Shelley House, Chelsea Embankment, 1912
  • Cholsey (Oxon): Breach House, new house, for himself, c.1905
  • Clifton (Glos): Clifton College, works, n.d.
  • Falfield (Glos): Heneage Court, restoration and extension of house and new garden for Russell Thomas, 1913
  • Fulham
    Fulham is an area of southwest London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, SW6 located south west of Charing Cross. It lies on the left bank of the Thames, between Putney and Chelsea. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London...

     (Middlesex): St John's Church, Waltham Green, alterations, 1893
  • Great Milton Manor House (Oxon), alterations and extensions and new gatepiers, 1908
  • Kensington (Middx): 1 Campden Hill, new house, 1915
  • Kensington (Middx): 5 Palace Green, new house, 1905
  • Kensington (Middx): Estcort House, Kensington Palace Gardens, 1904
  • Littleton Pannell (Wiltshire): A Becketts, extension of house, 1904
  • Lowestoft (Suffolk): St. Peter's Church, chancel extension, 1920s
  • Melplash Court (Dorset), rebuilding of west wing, 1922 and perhaps extensions in the 1930s
  • Netherbury (Dorset): Slape Manor, alterations including decorative plasterwork, 1931
  • Newark (Nottinghamshire): Church, font cover, 1891
  • Newlyn
    Newlyn is a town and fishing port in southwest Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.Newlyn forms a conurbation with the neighbouring town of Penzance and is part of Penzance civil parish...

     (Cornwall): Fishermen's Institute, c1911
  • Oxford: Balliol College, north-west range in Garden Quad, 1906
  • Oxford: Balliol College, range north of Basevi buildings, 1912-15
  • Oxford: Eastgate Hotel
    Eastgate Hotel
    The Eastgate Hotel was originally a 17th century coaching inn on the south side of the High Street in central Oxford, England....

    , High Street, c1899-01
  • Oxford: High Street
    High Street, Oxford
    The High Street in Oxford, England runs between Carfax, generally recognized as the centre of the city, and Magdalen Bridge to the east. Locally the street is often known as The High. It forms a gentle curve and is the subject of many prints, paintings, photographs, etc...

    , college lodgings and shops for Magdalen College
    Magdalen College, Oxford
    Magdalen College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. As of 2006 the college had an estimated financial endowment of £153 million. Magdalen is currently top of the Norrington Table after over half of its 2010 finalists received first-class degrees, a record...

    , 1901
  • Oxford: Merton College, works, n.d.
  • Oxford: Radcliffe Infirmary
    Radcliffe Infirmary
    The Radcliffe Infirmary was a hospital in central Oxford, England, located at the southern end of Woodstock Road on the western side, backing onto Walton Street. The Radcliffe Infirmary, named after physician John Radcliffe, opened in 1770 and was Oxford's first hospital...

    , outpatients' block, 1911-13; William Dunn School of Pathology, 1925-27
  • Oxford
    The city of Oxford is the county town of Oxfordshire, England. The city, made prominent by its medieval university, has a population of just under 165,000, with 153,900 living within the district boundary. It lies about 50 miles north-west of London. The rivers Cherwell and Thames run through...

    : St Cross Church, restoration, including new clerestory windows, 1893
  • Oxford: St John's College
    St John's College, Oxford
    __FORCETOC__St John's College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford, one of the larger Oxford colleges with approximately 390 undergraduates, 200 postgraduates and over 100 academic staff. It was founded by Sir Thomas White, a merchant, in 1555, whose heart is buried in the chapel of...

    , extension of New Building, North Quad, 1901
  • Oxford: Victoria Fountain, Magdalen Bridge, 1899
  • Penkhull
    Penkhull is a township within Stoke-upon-Trent in the city of Stoke-on-Trent in the English county of Staffordshire. The Domesday Book records it as two hides of land in the Hundred of Pirehill and that it was held by Earl Algar....

     (Staffordshire): St Thomas's Church, addition of aisles, 1892
  • Rugby (Warks): Rugby School, works, n.d.
  • Southampton (Hampshire): St. Michael and All Angels Church, Bassett Avenue
    St. Michael and All Angels Church, Bassett
    St. Michael and All Angels Church, Bassett, Southampton is an Anglican parish church which dates from the late 19th century.-Location:The church is situated on the eastern side of Bassett Avenue, Southampton, described by Pevsner & Lloyd as "part of the splendid tree-lined route into Southampton...

    , 1897-1910
  • St John's Wood (Middx): Hanover Lodge, High St., block of mansion flats, 1903-04
  • Steep (Hants): Bedales School, works, n.d.
  • Wandsworth (Surrey): Magdalen Park Estate, layout and design of houses for Magdalen College, Oxford, c.1901-20
  • Wanstead (Essex): St. Columba's Church, n.d.
  • West Lavington Manor (Wilts): alterations, 1905
  • Westminster (Middx): Westminster School, works, n.d.
  • Woking (Surrey): Gorse Hill, Hook Heath Road, new house (now Indosuez Bank
    Crédit Agricole
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    Training Centre), 1910
  • Wymondham Abbey (Norfolk), triptych behind high altar, c.1904 (relocated from elsewhere, 1991)
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