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Lewis Hornblower

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Lewis Hornblower (1823-1879), Liverpool architect, who along with French landscape architect Édouard André was responsible for the design of Sefton Park in Liverpool. Hornblower was involved with Birkenhead Park, in Birkenhead, where he had designed the Grand Entrance, and Princes Park, in Liverpool, where he had been involved in architectural work on features such as gates, bridges and lodge houses. Hornblower and André's entry was successful from the twenty nine competition entries received by Liverpool Corporation from across the United Kingdom in 1867. A prize of 300 guineas was awarded.

1823 Born In Cradley the son of William Hornblower, Irom Master, and his wife Sophia Lewis

1845 Married in Conway to Anna Mary Austin

1871 Living at 24 Clifton Road, Tranmere, Cheshire: Lewis Hornblower (age 48 born Cradley, Worcestershire), Architect, Surveyor and Valuer. With his wife Anna M. Hornblower (age 49 born Liverpool) and their ten children; Annett L. Hornblower (age 23 born Birkenhead); Frederick W. Hornblower (age 22 born Birkenhead), Architect's Apprentice; Francis H. Hornblower (age 19 born Birkenhead), Ironmonger's Assistant; Mary Maud Hornblower (age 18 born Birkenhead); Charlotte B. Hornblower (age 17 born Birkenhead); Louis H. Hornblower (age 15 born Birkenhead), General Broker's Apprentice; Gertrude E. Hornblower (age 14 born Birkenhead); George Hornblower (age 13 born Birkenhead); Margaret E. A. Hornblower (age 11 born Birkenhead); and Katherine Hornblower (age 8 born Birkenhead). Two servants.[1]

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  1. 1871 Census