Lionel Pearson


Lionel Godfrey Pearson (29 October 1879–19 March 1953)[1] was a British architect, best known for the Grade I listed Royal Artillery Memorial, which he designed with the sculptor Charles Sargeant Jagger.

Pearson was educated at Manchester Grammar School.[1] He trained in Liverpool and then practiced in London, where from 1913, he worked in partnership with Henry Percy Adams and Charles Holden.[2] Earlier work in London from 1901 was with Edward Schroeder Prior.[1]

During the First World War, he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps.[1]

He was the architect of Stanley Spencer's Sandham Memorial Chapel.[3]

His architectural work included a number of hospitals. These included the new Westminster Hospital (1939), Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital (1928), Southend Hospital (1932), and the Mineral Water Hospital in Bath.[1][4]

Pearson married Melinda Elizabeth Osborne in 1932.[1] His obituary was published in The Times on 27 March 1953.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Lionel Godfrey Pearson". A Biographical Dictionary of the Architects of Greater Manchester 1800-1940. The Victorian Society. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  2. ^ David Goold (16 February 1943). "Dictionary of Scottish Architects - DSA Architect Biography Report". Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Term details". British Museum. 20 March 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 11 February 2021.