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Charles Barry (junior)

Charles Barry (junior) (1823-1900) was an English architect of the mid-late 19th century, and eldest son of Sir Charles Barry. Like his younger brother and fellow architect Edward Middleton Barry, Charles junior designed numerous buildings in London. He is particularly associated with works in the south London suburb of Dulwich.

Charles junior worked extensively on projects in London and East Anglia with fellow architect Robert Richardson Banks (1812-72), and then collaborated with his shorter-lived brother Edward on several schemes.

Charles senior had been Architect and Surveyor to Dulwich College, designing the Grammar School, among other buildings. Charles junior then succeeded his father in the role. He designed the New College (1866-70) – a building of red brick and white stone, designed in a hybrid of Palladian and Gothic styles.

His other projects include:

Charles Barry (junior) was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 1876-79. He was also awarded the prestigious RIBA Gold Medal in 1877. His pupils included Sir Aston Webb (himself a later President of the RIBA).