Sir Ernest George (1839-1922)
Born in 1839 Ernest George was an English architect who designed numerous houses throughout the country. Having studied art and architecture at the Royal Academy Schools, London, George proceeded to design homes such as Buchan Hill in Sussex, Stoodleigh Court in Tiverton and extended Rawdon House in Hertfordshire. In the 1870`s he went into partnership with the architect Harold Peto who he would design a number of houses with for the Cadogan Estate in Chelsea and Kensington. George also designed a number of commercial buildings and country houses, and along with Basil Mott designed the most recent Southwark Bridge which was opened in 1921.
Aside from being a highly regarded architect George was also a talented artist famed for his etchings and watercolours, and in 1912 received a knighthood for his contribution to art and architecture.