George Gilbert Scott
Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) was an English Gothic revival architect, chiefly associated with churches and cathedrals, although he started his career as a leading designer of workhouses.
He was one of the most prolific architects that Great Britain has produced, with over 800 buildings being designed or altered by him.
1811 July 13th. Born in Gawcott, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, the son of a cleric and grandson of the biblical commentator Thomas Scott.
He studied architecture as a pupil of James Edmeston and, from 1832 to 1834, worked as an assistant to Henry Roberts. He also worked as an assistant for his friend, Sampson Kempthorne, who specialised in the design of workhouses, a field in which Scott was to begin his independent career
1831 Completed pupillage and then worked for the contractors Grissell and Peto, gaining practical experience, in particular, from superintending the work at the Hungerford Market in London
Scott was the architect of many iconic buildings, including the Midland Grand Hotel at St. Pancras Railway Station, the Albert Memorial, and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, all in London, the main building of the University of Glasgow, and St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh. 
Designed the Albert Memorial in London; on its completion in 1872, Scott was knighted by Queen Victoria, styling himself Sir Gilbert Scott.
1877 He was the architect on the restoration of St. Albans Abbey in 1877. 
1878 March 27th. Died
1878 Obituary 
Sources of Information
- Biography of George Gilbert Scott, ODNB