Basic Biographical Details

Name: Bodley & Garner
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1869
Ended: c. 1897
Bio Notes: George Frederick Bodley formed a patrnership with Thomas Garner which lasted from 1869 until 1897. George Frederick Bodley was born in Brighton on 14 March 1827, the son of a doctor who practised in Hull. He was the first pupil of Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) from 1845 for five years, thereafter remaining with Scott as assistant until 1856, when he commenced independent practice. He travelled in Italy, Germany and France.

Thomas Garner was born on 12 August 1839 and also trained in the office of Sir George Gilbert Scott - though twelve years younger than Bodley - and entered into partnership with Bodley in 1869. His contribution to the partnership is often underrated.

In his later years Bodley was superintendent architect of York Minster and Peterborough and Southwark Cathedrals and he had an international practice, designing the cathedral at Hobart, Tasmania and the National Cathedral, New York with his former assistant Henry Vaughan of Boston. He was awarded the Royal Gold Medal in 1899, the same year he was elected Fellow of the RIBA on 29 May, being proposed by Council. Bodley was elected ARA in 1882 and RA in 1899. Bodley died at Water Eaton on 21 October 1907. Garner had died on 30 April 1906.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 17, Gray's Inn Square, London, EnglandBusiness18861907 

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 9Francis Charles Eden  Apprentice 
Item 2 of 9George Frederick Bodley1869c. 1897(?)Partner 
Item 3 of 9Thomas Garner1869c. 1897(?)Partner 
Item 4 of 9Leonard Aloysius Scott StokesAfter 1878 Assistant 
Item 5 of 9(Sir) Walter John Tapper18821900(?)Chief Assistant 
Item 6 of 9(Sir) John Ninian Comper18831887Apprentice 
Item 7 of 9Percy Benjamin French Freeman18841885Assistant 
Item 8 of 9William Henry BidlakeBefore 18871887Assistant 
Item 9 of 9(Sir) Robert Stodart Lorimer18891890Draughtsman 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 41874St Salvadors Episcopal Church and Hall  DundeeScotlandChancel and lady chapel
Item 2 of 41880Dunfermline AbbeyDunfermline FifeScotlandEast window of s transept (with William Wilson)
Item 3 of 41882St Mary Magdalene ChurchLincoln LincolnshireEnglandRebuilding
Item 4 of 41886Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, first competition  LiverpoolEnglandShortlisted competition design


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914