Edward William Godwin

Died aged c. 53

Edward William Godwin (26 May 1833, Bristol – 6 October 1886, London) was a progressive English architect-designer, who began his career working in the strongly polychromatic "Ruskinian Gothic" style of mid-Victorian Britain, inspired by The Stones of Venice, then moved on to provide designs in the "Anglo-Japanese taste" of the Aesthetic movement and Whistler's circle in the 1870s. Godwin's influence can be detected in the later Arts and Crafts movement. His best known early works include The Guild Hall, Northampton, which was his first notable public commission, and Congleton Town Hall, as well as restorations and neo-Gothic additions to , Limerick and Castle Ashby.

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Edward William Godwin 1833-1886 Bristol born architect, furniture and fabric designer responsible for the building of the Carriageworks, Stokes Croft, Wesbury-on-Trym village hall and restoration of St Mary Redcliffe Church lived here from 1862-1865

21 Portland Square, St Paul's, Bristol, United Kingdom where they lived

The Guildhall is an imposing Victorian Gothic building designed (1861-4) by E. W. Godwin and extended on the west by Jeffery and Holding (1889-91). It succeeded the Old Town Hall which for 500 years stood on the corner of Abington Street and Wood Hill. The statues and mural panels illustrate almost every important personage, craft and event in Northampton's history, from Saxon time and the Danish invasion, to the more welcome arrival from Denmark of Princess Alexandra in 1863 to marry the heir to the British throne (later King Edward VII).

2 Saint Giles' Square, Northampton, United Kingdom where they was

Dame Ellen Terry GBE 1847-1928 actress Edward William Godwin 1833-1886 architect-designer Edith Craig 1869-1947 theatre director and suffragette lived here Edward Gordon Craig CH 1872-1966 theatre director, designer and theorist was born here

23 Orchard Road, Stevenage, United Kingdom where they lived