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 William Bidlake



William Bidlake       

(b Wolverhampton, 12 May 1861; d Wadhurst, E. Sussex, 6 April 1938).

English architect. He was the son of a Midlands architect, George Bidlake (1830–92). After some experience in his father’s office, he worked as assistant to Robert Edis, Bodley & Garner and Rowand Anderson. He began working in Birmingham c. 1888; most of his work, which consists mainly of churches and houses, was done in and around that city. He designed and built nine churches, all but one of which belong to the late phase of the Gothic Revival: they are late Perpendicular in inspiration and inventive in detail. Each has the nave and chancel united in a single airy space. The finest is St Agatha’s (1898–1901), Sparkbrook, Birmingham.


St Agatha, Sparkbrook



The Anglican church of St Mary, Wythall, Worcestershire, England


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