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Oliver Hill – Major Building

Midland Hotel, Morecambe, Lancashire, northwest England, UK
Date built: 1932/33
This classic Oliver Hill building in the Arts & Crafts style was refurbished for Urban Splash in 2006-08

Midland Hotel Morecambe, Lancashire, England by Oliver Hill Architect
photograph : Bryan Ledgard, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The Midland Hotel is a Streamline Moderne building in Morecambe. It was built by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), in 1933, with sculpture by Eric Gill, and murals by Eric Ravilious (subsequently destroyed).

It is a Grade II* listed building. The hotel has been restored by Urban Splash with architects Union North, Northwest Regional Development Agency and Lancaster City Council.

Oliver Hill building in the Arts &; Crafts style
photo : Jhsteel, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Oliver Hill – Key Projects

Buildings by architect Oliver Hill, alphabetical:

40 & 41 Chelsea Square, London, Southeast England, UK
Date built: 1930

Cour, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland
Date built: 1922

First School, Methley Road, Castleford, Yorkshire, Northern England, UK
Date built: 1939-40

Joldwynds, Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, Southeast England, UK
Date built: 1932-34

Landfall, Poole, Dorset, Southwest England, UK
Date built: 1936-38

Moor Close – alterations, Binfeld, Berks, Southeast England, UK
Date built: 1910-13

The Priory, Long Newnton, Tetbury, England, UK
Date built: 1963

Woodhouse Copse, Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, Southern England, UK
Date built: 1926

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Location: London, south east England, UK

Oliver Hill Architect Practice Information

Architects office was based in England, UK

Oliver born 1887, died 1968

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Hill was an English architect, landscape architect and garden designer.

Oliver began with Arts & Craft influences, later Modernist in direction

This British architect, landscape architect, and garden designer started as a follower of Edwin Lutyens. In the 1920s he gained a reputation as a designer of country houses.

He turned towards architectural modernism in the 1930s, though in doing so he did not abandon his appreciation of natural materials. His plans made abundant use of curving lines. He also became known for luxurious interior decoration. Hill was the architect of the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Lancashire and of the British pavilion at the Paris Exposition of 1937.

In 1907 he became a pupil of architect William Flockhart. An interest in garden design was stimulated by a visit to the Garden of Eden in Venice, the garden of Frederic and Caroline Eden. She subsequently introduced him to her sister, the garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, who became a friend.

Setting up his own office, his first major project was Moor Close in Berkshire, where he created a complementary composition of terraces and gardens around a Jacobethan house which he extended.
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Lake Cabin in Brabourne, Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty, Southeast England
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Lake Cabin Kent
photo : Ashley Gendek
Lake Cabin in Kent Downs
The site is in Brabourne within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) adjacent to a lake. The designs are for a cabin positioned on the lakes’ edge with a cantilevered deck over the water.

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