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Edward Augustus Lyle Ould (1852–1909) became a pupil of the Chester architect John Douglas after earlier studying in York. He established his own practice in 1882 and in 1886 he joined in partnership with the Liverpool architect George. E. Grayson. His early work was influenced by Douglas, particularly his use of half-timbering. He was co-author of a book on half-timbered buildings - "Old Cottages, Farm Houses, and other Half-Timber Buildings in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Cheshire" (1904). Before he joined Grayson, Ould's works include Uffington House for Thomas Hughes, and the Queen's School, both influenced by John Douglas.
Works in Chester
- 1883 - The Queens School;
- 1885 - Uffington House - home of Thomas Hughes, the author of Tom Brown's School Days;
- 1885 - Oakfield Manor, Upton (used as a restaurant at Chester Zoo);
- 1886 - 8 and 10 Lower Bridge Street;
- 1886 - The Falcon (restoration)
- 1890 - St Mary's Rectory and Hall, Handbridge
- 1898 - Chester Hospital
Links & Sources
- Edward Ould at Wikipedia;
- List of Works (of Grayson and Ould) at Wikipedia;
- "Old Cottages, Farm Houses, and other Half-Timber Buildings in Shropshire, Herefordshire and Cheshire" in eBook format;