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George Gilbert Scott

Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811 - March 27, 1878) was an architect, chiefly associated with churches and cathedrals in England. Born in Buckinghamshire, he was inspired by August Pugin to join the Gothic revival[?] of the Victorian era, and his first notable work was the Martyrs Memorial[?] at Oxford (1841). Other designs by him include the Albert Memorial (1862), St Pancras Station[?] (1865) and the main building of the University of Glasgow (1870). One of his major interests was medieval church architecture. He was involved in the restoration of several cathedrals, and designed the chapels of Exeter College, Oxford and St John's College, Oxford. He died in 1878 and is buried in Westminster Abbey.

His grandson, Giles Gilbert Scott, was also a famous architect.

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