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Michael Frank Wharlton Bunney

(1873-1927), Architect; son of John Wharlton Bunney

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Michael Frank Wharlton Bunney, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x200874

Michael Frank Wharlton Bunney

by Elliott & Fry
gelatin silver print on photographer's card mount, 1910s
NPG x200874

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Simon Edwards

20 May 2020, 17:31

Michael Frank Wharlton Bunney MBE (1873-1927) Was born in Venice where his father, John W. Bunney was doing watercolours for John Ruskin and was Venice correspondent for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. Michael Bunney went to Fettes School and then studied at the Architectural Association and Royal Academy Schools. He was articled to Horace Field 1890 - 1894 and his chief assistant 1895-1902. He went into practice on his own from 1902, then Partnered with Clifford Makins from 1905. ARIBA 1906; FRIBA 1919. Co-authored, with Horace Field, English domestic architecture of the XVII and XVIII Centuries (1905, rev. ed. 1928). Bunney & Makins designed ninety houses in Hampstead Garden Suburb between 1909 and 1914. In WW1, with other Hampstead Garden Suburb architects, was appointed to the Ministry of Health Architects' Department designing for the new munitions town of Gretna, Dumfries, for which he was awarded the M.B.E in 1918.

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