Basic Biographical Details

Name: Francis George Broadbent
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1910
Died: January 1983
Bio Notes: Francis George Broadbent was in partnerhip with Harry Stuart Goodhart-Rendel from 1947 and senior partner from 1949. H Lewis Curtis joined the practice at some point. Subsequently he was senior partner in Broadbent Hastings Reid & New where he remained until his retirement in 1980.

Broadbent was known for his work for the Catholic Church, both eccelsiastical work and for the Diocesan Educational Authorities, in particular for Southwark Archdiocese. He designed churches and schools throughout the southern part of the UK, particularly in suburban and rural areas. The restoration of Prinknash Abbey, begun by Goodhart-Rendel in 1939 and completed by Broadbent, is one of his greatest achievements.

He died in January 1983.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Goodhart-Rendel Broadbent & Curtis1950s1960sPartner 

Buildings and Designs

This architect 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 11959SS Ninian, Martin and John RC ChurchWhithorn WigtownshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Gifford, John1996Dumfries and Galloway (The Buildings of Scotland)  p607

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA JournalMarch 1983 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp94