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Unwin, Raymond [1863-1940. UK. Architect/Town Planner]


Raymond Unwin [also known as Sir Raymond Unwin] was born in Whitston, near Rothe… subscribers only

A photograph of Raymond Unwin

A photograph of Raymond Unwin


1. Button, Roger. Arts and Crafts Churches of Great Britain: Architects, Craftsmen and Patrons. Settle, North Yorkshire: 2QT Ltd. (Publishing) Ltd., 2020

2. Creese, Walter. ‘Parker and Unwin: architects of totality’. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians vol. 22, no. 3, 1963 pp. 161-170

3. Directory of British Architects 1834-1914. Compiled by Antonia Brodie, et al. Volume 2: L-Z. London; New York: British Architectural Library, Royal Institute of British Architects/Continuum, 2001

4. Fletcher, Richard. ‘Raymond Unwin and the Lake District’. Manchester Group of the Victorian Society Newsletter Summer 2021 pp. 3-5

5. Gray, A. Stuart. Edwardian architecture: a biographical dictionary London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., Ltd., 1985

6. Hawkes, Dean and Taylor, Nicholas. Barry Parker & Raymond Unwin Architects. London: Architectural Association, 1980 [Exhibition catalogue]

7. Jackson, Frank. Sir Raymond Unwin: architect, planner and visionary. London: Zwemmer, 1985

8. Lyon, T. Findlay. ‘Sir Raymond Unwin 1863-1940’. RIBA Journal September 1963 pp. 355-357

9. Miller, Mervyn. Raymond Unwin: Garden Cities & Town Planning Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1992

10. Miller, Mervyn. ‘Commemorating and celebrating Raymond Unwin (1863–1940)’. Planning Perspectives vol. 30, 2014, issue 1, 2015 pp. 129-140

11. Miller, Mervyn. ‘Raymond Unwin’ in Pioneers in British Planning. Edited by Gordon Cherry London: Architectural Press, 1981 pp. 72-102

12. Stamp, Gavin. The English House 1860-1914. Catalogue of an exhibition of photographs and drawings. London: InternationalArchitect and the Building Centre Trust, 1980 pp. 64-65

13. The Legacy of Raymond Unwin. A Human Pattern for Planning. Edited by Walter Cresse. Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1967

14. ‘Obituary’. RIBA Journal vol. 47, 15 July 1940 pp. 206, 208

15. ‘Obituary’. The Builder vol. 159, 5 July 1940 p. 4


Andrew Saint, ‘Unwin, Sir Raymond (1863–1940)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [Subscription service] 

Architects of Greater Manchester 1800-1940 


British Listed Buildings - 115 listed buildings by Raymond Unwin 

British Listed Buildings - 64 listed buildings by Parker & Unwin 

Dictionary of Scottish Architects 

Fletcher, Richard. ‘Raymond Unwin and the Lake District’. Manchester Group of the Victorian Society Newsletter Summer 2021 pp. 3-5 (PDF) 

Historic England - 250 records relating to Parker & Unwin 

Historic England - over 100 records relating to Raymond Unwin 

Manchester University Library. Sir Raymond Unwin Papers 

Mervin Miller. Parker & Unwin. Oxford Grove Art Online [Subscription service] 

National Art Library Catalogue 

National Portrait Gallery, London 

Spartacus Educational 

The National Archives 


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