“Alas! The architect George Lister Sutcliffe is no longer on earth, but he has left a noble example of his architectural skill in the Suburb [and] many happy thoughts in my memory.”
- Henrietta Barnett
George Lister Sutcliffe died in 1915 at the age of just 51.
This page aims to serve as an introduction to Sutcliffe’s work on Hampstead Garden Suburb. Some examples of his work can be seen on the right.
Sutcliffe was, by all accounts, a talented and conscientious architect, and a much liked and admired man. He began his career in Yorkshire working with the firm Sutcliffe and Sutcliffe (no relation), before moving to London where he later commenced independent practice.
He was later employed by Co-Partnership Tenants Ltd., as architect to the new garden suburb developments at Hampstead, at Brentham, Ealing and at Wavertree near Liverpool. He designed hundreds of houses of varying styles, as well as some more distinctive projects including Brentham’s Club House. He wrote several books for architects on the subject of house construction and internal services.
His career was cut short at a time when, during the Great War, building work was winding up. Sutcliffe’s scheme for the Holms was well underway; one obituary stated that “his great desire during illness was to be able to complete a scheme already begun at Hampstead.” He had also been slated to join a government committee on the rebuilding of Belgium once the war ended.
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North Square; 9 – 15 odd; 1914; All listed Grade II*
Erskine Hill; 2 – 14 even; 1910-12; All listed Grade II
Temple Fortune Hill ; 53 – 61 odd and No. 52; 1912; Nos. 55-61 listed Grade II
Addison Way; 66-88 even; 1612; Not listed
Oakwood Road; Whole road; 1913; Not listed
Meadway Court; 1912; Listed Grade II
Heathgate; 19-27 odd; 1914; All listed Grade II
15-21 odd; 1914; listed Grade II
Baillie Scott Corner (Meadway and Hampstead Way)
4 Meadway; 1912; Listed Grade II
26, 28 Meadway & 5 Hampstead Way, 1912; listed Grade II
113 Hampstead Way; 1912; Listed Grade II
South Square; 1 & 2; 1915; Listed. No 2 was lived in by Henrietta Barnett between 1915 and 1936
Falloden Way; 94-152 even, 153-263 inclusive; 1913-1915; Not listed
Eastholm (Aston & Sutcliffe); 1-32 (entire road); 1912; Not listed
Midholm; 1-40 inclusive; 1914; Not listed
Westholm; 1-40 inclusive; 1914; Not listed
The Bishops Avenue; 1 & 3 inclusive, 2-12 even; 1913; Not listed
Bishops Court; 1913; Not listed
Creswick Walk; 1-28 (whole road); 1910; Not listed
Wildwood Road; 1 - 15 odd; 1912; Not listed
Turners Wood; 1-8 (whole road), 1914; Not listed