Sir George Gilbert Scott England

Biography of Sir George Gilbert Scott

Gilbert Scott Building
Gilbert Scott Building

Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) was the architect responsible for designing the main University buildings on Gilmorehill, which were inaugurated in 1870.

Scott was a leading figure in the Gothic Revival movement, and was the architect for many of Britain's most famous buildings including the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras Station, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Albert Memorial in London.

After his death, Scott's son John Oldrid Scott (1841-1913) completed a number of commissions for the University, including the erection of the tower and steeple and the completion of the Bute and Randolph Halls.


Sir George Gilbert Scott

Born 13 July 1811.
Died 27 March 1878.
GU Degree:
Occupation categories: architects
NNAF Reference: GB/NNAF/P25547
View Major Archive Collection Record
Search for this person in the DNB
English snippet: Architect, designed the main University buildings on Gilmorehill
Record last updated: 13th Aug 2014

Country Associations

England England, Buckinghamshire, Gawcott
Place of Birth

England England, London
Place of Death