Harry Bell Measures

Harry Bell Measures (1862–1940) was an English architect.wikipedia
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Central London Railway

Central LondonEaling to Shepherds Bush branch lineTwopenny Tube
He designed the original station buildings for the Central London Railway, now the Central line of London Underground, which opened on 30 July 1900.
Apart from Bank, which was completely below ground, all stations had buildings designed by Harry Bell Measures.

Redford Barracks

Edinburgh
He was later the Director of Barrack Construction for the British War Office and was responsible for buildings such as Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, and the new cordite incorporating houses at the Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills.
Redford Barracks was built between 1909 and 1915 by the War Office and designed by Harry Bell Measures.

Rowton Houses

Rowton House
He was responsible for a number of English "improved" housing developments for working men, such as the Rowton Houses in London and Birmingham.
The architect for the bulk of the houses was Harry Bell Measures FRIBA, who also designed the tube stations for the Central London Railway in 1900 and was well known as the designer of many army barracks.

Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills

Royal Gunpowder FactoryRoyal Gunpowder MillsWaltham Abbey
He was later the Director of Barrack Construction for the British War Office and was responsible for buildings such as Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, and the new cordite incorporating houses at the Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills.
The East Flank, including a long range of Cordite incorporating mills, designed by Harry Bell Measures, was built at this time.

London Underground

Undergroundtubetube station
He designed the original station buildings for the Central London Railway, now the Central line of London Underground, which opened on 30 July 1900.
The Central London Railway appointed Harry Bell Measures as architect, who designed its pinkish-brown steel-framed buildings with larger entrances.

1918 New Year Honours

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He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1918 New Year Honours for his efforts during the First World War.
Harry Bell Measures Director of Barrack Construction, War Office

Oxford Circus tube station

Oxford CircusOxford Circus stationOxford Circus Underground station
His 1900 design for Oxford Circus station was a single-storey entrance on the corner of Argyll Street and Oxford Street, clad in pale pink terracotta and decorated in a Mannerist style.
The surviving Central London Railway building to the east of Argyll Street is the best surviving example of stations designed by Harry Bell Measures, and the Bakerloo line building to the west is a classic Leslie Green structure.

Shepherd's Bush tube station

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Shepherd's Bush (Central line) – building demolished and rebuilt to a completely different design in 2008.
Like all CLR stations, the station building was designed by Harry Bell Measures.

Holland Park tube station

Holland ParkHolland Park station
Holland Park – station building remains in use
The original building was typical of those designed by Harry Bell Measures for the stations of the Central London Railway that opened on 30 July 1900.

Bond Street tube station

Bond StreetBond Street StationBond Street Underground station
Bond Street – Oxford Street entrance remains, but unrecognisable as a work by Measures
The surface building was designed, in common with all original CLR stations, by the architect Harry Bell Measures.

Tottenham Court Road tube station

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Tottenham Court Road – opened as Oxford Street. Not recognisable as a work by Measures when demolished in 2009.
The original station building is in Oxford Street and was designed in common with other CLR stations by Harry Bell Measures.

Marble Arch tube station

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Marble Arch – Oxford Street entrance remains, but unrecognisable as a work by Measures
This saw the closure of the original station building, designed by the architect Harry Bell Measures, that was situated on the corner of Quebec Street and Oxford Street, and a replacement sub-surface ticket hall opened further to the west.

Queensway tube station

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Queensway – opened as Queens Road. The building remains in use
The building is an unusual survivor of the buildings designed for the Central London Railway by Harry Bell Measures, with a flat roof so that commercial development could take place above – in this case, a hotel.

Lancaster Gate tube station

Lancaster GateLancaster Gate stationLancaster Gate Underground station
Lancaster Gate – building demolished and rebuilt to a different design as part of a tower block development
The original station building was typical of the work of the line's original architect Harry Bell Measures.

William Willett

In 1884 to 1892 he was in-house architect for William Willett, producing high-quality housing for the well-heeled in London and South East England; these were normally in the ornate red-brick Queen Anne style that was popular at the time.

London

London, EnglandLondon, UKLondon, United Kingdom
He was responsible for a number of English "improved" housing developments for working men, such as the Rowton Houses in London and Birmingham.

Birmingham

Birmingham, EnglandCity of BirminghamBirmingham, United Kingdom
He was responsible for a number of English "improved" housing developments for working men, such as the Rowton Houses in London and Birmingham.

Central line (London Underground)

Central lineCentralCentral London Railway
He designed the original station buildings for the Central London Railway, now the Central line of London Underground, which opened on 30 July 1900.

War Office

War DepartmentBritish War OfficeOld War Office Building
He was later the Director of Barrack Construction for the British War Office and was responsible for buildings such as Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, and the new cordite incorporating houses at the Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh, ScotlandCity of EdinburghCity of Edinburgh council area
He was later the Director of Barrack Construction for the British War Office and was responsible for buildings such as Redford Barracks in Edinburgh, and the new cordite incorporating houses at the Waltham Abbey Royal Gunpowder Mills.

Order of the British Empire

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He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1918 New Year Honours for his efforts during the First World War.

Artizans, Labourers & General Dwellings Company

Artizans, Labourers and General Dwelling Company
Works for Artisans, Labourers & General Dwellings Company on Leigham Court Estate, Streatham.

Streatham

Streatham HillStreatham ValeEngland
Works for Artisans, Labourers & General Dwellings Company on Leigham Court Estate, Streatham.

Royal Victorian Order

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Union Jack Club, London, 1907 (King Edward VII opened the club and appointed Measures a Member 4th Class of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO, now LVO) for the work. The building was badly damaged in the Blitz and demolished in 1970).

Terracotta

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He favoured terracotta as a building material, constructing his station buildings using prefabrication of factory-made ceramic blocks.