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Tapper, Walter John [1861-1935. UK. Architect]


Walter John Tapper [also known as Sir Walter John Tapper] was born in Bovey Trac… subscribers only

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1. 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

2. Dolan, David and O’Brien, Leigh. ‘Sir Walter Tapper and the Guildford Grammar School Chapel’. Early Days: Journal of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, vol.12 no. 6, 2006 pp. 616-633 [”Details of the life and career of prominent English architect Sir Walter Tapper (1861-1935) are presented in the context of his professional contribution to Australia. The background events and the architectural merits of the Chapel of SS. Mary and George at Guildford Grammar School built by him and consecrated in 1914 are discussed to highlight his passion for the project which is considered his best surviving church design” WorldCat]

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

4. Hamilton, Alec. Arts & Crafts Churches. London: Lund Humphries, 2020

5. Reilly, Charles Herbert. Representative British architects of the present day. London: Batsford, 1931

6. Sir Walter John Tapper (1861-1935) ... : a list of works and bibliography London: RIBA Library, 1959.

7. Who’s Who in Architecture 1923. Edited by Frederick Chatterton. London: The architectural Press, 1923

8. ‘Nymans, in Sussex’ [Architect: Walter Tapper] Country Life 17 September 1932, pp. 320-325

9. ‘Nymans, in Sussex’ [Architect: Walter Tapper] Country Life 10 September 1932, pp. 292-297

10. ‘Obituary’. RIBA Journal vol. 42, 12 October 1935 pp. 1157-1160

11. ‘Obituary’. Architects’ Journal vol. 82, 26 September 1935 p. 439

12. ‘Obituary’. The Builder vol. 149, 27 September 1935 pp. 526, 532

13. ‘Obituary’. Architect & Building News vol. 143, 29 September 1935 pp. 350-351

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