a dynasty of London Architects and Surveyors
Peter Jefferson Smith
UK RRP: £20.00
Availability: From The Clapham Society
Front cover: The Alexandra Hotel, Clapham, by Edward I'Anson Jr, 1863
Paperback - 424 pages, illustrated in colour
The Clapham Society
A highly successful dynasty of architects and surveyors, the three Edward I'Ansons, fahter, son and grandson, rose to eminence by means of reliability, networking and sheer indefatigable energy.
From their original base in the City of London, where Edward I'Anson junior pioneered the the design of purpose-built office buildings, they spread outwards, building and surveying all over London's southern suburbs, notable Clapham, where they lived for years.
They ended up creating an estate at Grayshott on the Surrey-Hampshire border.