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Farmer & Brindley was a firm of architectural and ornamental sculptors. It had its origins in a business established by William Farmer (1825-1879) in London, England in 1851. In 1869 William Brindley (1832-1919), who had worked as a stonecutter for the company for a number of years, became a partner. In 1905 Farmer & Brindley became a private limited company. Their premises was located on Westminster Bridge Road in Lambeth, London. Nobable examples of the firm's work were architectural carving for the Albert Memorial in London (1863-69), for the University of Glasgow (1864-70), and exterior and interior decorative sculptures for St. Pancras Station, London (1868-77), commission by Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878). Farmer & Brindley were Scott's most admired architectural sculptors and of Brindley he observed he is "the best carver I have met with and the one who best understands my views" [quoted in Read p.

Text source: Arts + Architecture Profiles from Art History Research net (AHRnet)

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