Charles Robert Ashbee
(1863-1942)

Died aged c. 79

Charles Robert Ashbee (17 May 1863 – 23 May 1942) was an English designer and entrepreneur who was a prime mover of the Arts and Crafts movement that took its craft ethic from the works of John Ruskin and its co-operative structure from the socialism of William Morris.

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Onyx House Mile End Road in 1891 C. R. Ashbee, architect and founder of the survey of London, set up the workshops of the Guild of Handicraft in Essex House which formerly stood on this site.

Onyx House, 401 Mile End Road, E3, London, United Kingdom where he was