|ARCHITECT, DESIGNER (ENGLAND)|
BORN 19 Mar 1819, London: Walworth - DIED 27 Jun 1893, London: Yiewsley|
GRAVE LOCATION London: Mortlake Roman Catholic Cemetery, 61 North Worple Way, Mortlake
Henry Clutton studied with Edward Blore (1787-1879). He was an expert in French medieval architecture and he designed schools, churches and domestic. He collaborated with William Burges. Together they won a competition for the cathedral in Lille in 1853 that was aborted. In 1856 they quarreled.
In 1856 he became a Roman Catholic. In 1875 he was selected as the architect for Westminster Cathedral, but it wasn't built until 25 years later and by that time he was dead. In 1881 he was forced to retire because of failing eyesight.
Among his works were Battle Abbey in East Sussex and Minley Manor in Hampshire. John Francis Bentley (1839-1902) was his pupil.
Meller, Hugh & Brian Parsons, London Cemeteries, Ann Illustrated Guide & Gazetteer, 4th Edition, This History Press, Chalford, Gloucestershire, 2008