Webb, Sir Aston

Sir Aston Webb (1849 -1930)

Sir Aston Webb, born 1930 in London was an English architect, mostly known for designing The Mall approach to the Buckingham Palace. From 1866 to 1871 he received his initial architectural education in the office of Banks and Barry. In 1874 Webb returned to London, after spending a year travelling in Europe and Asia, to freelance with an own office. Later he joined the Royal Institute of British Architects and started a partnersgip with Ingress Bell. The first competition they won, was the Victoria Law Courts. From 1902 to 1904 he was the President of the RIBA, became a member of the Royal Academy in 1903 and was also knighted in 1904.


He was President of the Royal Academy 1919-1924.
Awards and prizes knighted (1904), Royal Gold Medal for Architecture (1905), American Institute of Architects Gold Medal (1907)

Important works

University of Birmingham, Chancellor's Court, Birmingham, Great Britain
115 Tooley Street, (former brewery)"Aston Webb House", London, Great Britain
French Protestant Church of London, 8-9 Soho Square, London, Great Britain
Nos 2 (The Gables) and 4 (Windermere) Blackheath Park, in Blackheath, London, Great Britain
The Hendre, library wing, including the Cedar Library, Monmouthshire, Great Britain
Christ's Hospital in Horsham, Sussex, Great Britain
The Imperial College of Science, South Kensington, Great Britain
King's College, Cambridge, Grat Briatin
The Royal School of Mines, South Kensington, Great Britain
Royal Russell School, Coombe, Croydon, Surrey, Great Britain
The Royal College of Science for Ireland (now houses the Irish Government Buildings)
Remodelled the chancel and built the Lady Chapel.
Fulham Fields, London, Great Britain
Extended St Andrew's Church, Great Britain
St. George's Square, Barbourne, Worcester
Enlargement and restoration of the Church of St John Baptist, Claines, Great Britain
Britannia Royal Naval College, Devon, Great Britain
Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall, Great Britain
Victoria and Albert Museum's entrance façade, Great Britain
Queen Victoria Memorial, London, Great Britain
The Mall, by the Buckingham Palace, London, Great Britain
Principal facade of Buckingham Palace, London, Great Britain
Restoration of the St Bartholomew-the-Great in Smithfield, London, Great Britain