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John Dodsley Webster (d. 1913)

Notable Sheffield architect. He was York Diocesan surveyor for Sheffield, and responsible for building numerous large churches in the city’s growing suburbs. Webster was articled to Sheffield architect Samuel Worth for five years, was managing assistant for three years to James Mallinson, and then to Thomas Healey of Halifax. He commenced practice at 21 Church Street, Sheffield, in 1865. He became a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects on 21 April 1873. He was in partnership with his son, John Douglas Webster, 1902–13.

Bibliography: A. Brodie (Ed.), Directory of British Architects, 1834–1914: Vol. 2 (L-Z), Hannan and Minnis, 2004; Builder, 10 October 1913, p. 383 (obit.); RIBA Journal, Vol. 20, 1913, p 750 (obit.); D. White and E. Norman, Public Sculpture of Sheffield and South Yorkshire, Liverpool, 2015, pp. 209–10, 222–23.

Darcy White, 2015