Augustus Frederic Scott

Augustus Frederic Scott
Augustus Frederic Scott

Norwich, England
PracticeA F Scott and Sons

Augustus Frederic Scott (1854–1936) a Norwich-based Architect who was born in 1854 in the Breckland village of Rockland St Peter, Norfolk.[1] His work included both civic and ecclesiastical buildings, in addition to several large hotels and many private commissions.

Personal life

His father was a Primitive Methodist minister called Jonathan Scott.[1] Following the completion of his training he settled in Norwich where he opened up his own practice. His two sons joined him in the business in 1912.[1] Scott was a very principled man. He was a practising Primitive Methodist and a strict teetotaller. He was also a strict vegetarian on moral grounds and a Sabbatarian.[1] He disagreed with paying the part of his local government rates which funded Church of England schools and when bailiffs removed his paintings, he would buy them back again.[1] As a Primitive Methodist he also became a local preacher and enthusiastic cyclist, he travelled thousands of miles by bicycle and even cycled to London for business on several occasions.[1] He also, at his own expense, maintained a Chinese missionary in Western China.[1] In 1920 he became embroiled in a dispute with Percy Carden, the minister at Scott Memorial Church. As a result of the dispute Scott and his family permanently severed relations with the church that was named after his father.


In 1877 following the arrival of the railway to the North Norfolk town of Cromer. Scott operated a practice in Cromer to exploit the building boom on the North Norfolk coast at that time. He designed many of the now listed and important unlisted buildings in Cromer such as the Baptist and Methodist Chapels, the Cliftonville Hotel, Eversley Hotel, the churchyard wall and a number of shops and houses on Church Street and Cliff Avenue.

List of works

This list is incomplete



  • 1910 Methodist Church & Church Hall, West St[2]


  • 1893 25 Cliff Avenue, Three storey villa.[3]
  • 1894 Cliftonville Hotel[4] for William Churchyard of Westbourne House, West Street, Cromer
  • 1895 30 Cliff Avenue, Three storey villa.[5]
  • 1896 Seafields, 14–16 Cliff Avenue, pair of semi-detached houses.[6]
  • 1897 Home Farm Lodge, Hall Road. Built for the trustees of the late John Bond Cabbell of Cromer Hall.[7]
  • 1898 21 Mount street, Shop with accommodation above, designed for Mr Randell. When first built there was a large clock attached to the front.[8]
  • 1899 Marlborough House, 4 Cliff Avenue, a private dwelling now flats.[9]
  • 1900 Kingsmead, 11 Cliff Avenue. Private dwelling[10]
  • 1900 Ruth House, 23 Cliff Avenue.[11]
  • 1900 Tudor House, 6 Cliff Avenue. The Prince of Wales is believed to have stayed here during the early 20th century.[12]
  • 1901 Haverhill House, 13 Bond Street, designed as a shop and bakehouse.[13]
  • 1902 Woolwich House (formally Co-operative store),Prince of Wales Rd.[14] Shop with accommodation above.
  • 1903 Eversley Hotel, Prince of Wales Road. Built for Misses Burton.[15]
  • 1903 Ashbourne House, Cabbell Road. A former Hotel owned by Alex Javis, who, at one time owned the Hotel de Paris.
  • 1904–1905 Cliff Mansions, originally 'West Lawn', later 'Seafield', 24 Cliff Avenue.[16]
  • 1905 Beech House, 29 Church Street, designed as a Three storey house with shops in the ground floor
  • 1905 Mutimer's department store, now the Indoor market, Garden St.[17]


  • 1890 Cromer Churchyard Boundary Wall.[18]
  • Unknown date Wooden shelter and raised paths, West Promenade, by Melbourne toilets.[19]


  • 1912 Buntings Department Store, St Stephens Street[20]


  • 1902 Scott Memorial chapel, Thorpe Road. The building has now been converted into suites of offices
  • 1904 Potters House Church, Dereham Road[21]




  1. ^ a b c d e f g Augustus Frederic Scott Retrieved 27 January 2013
  2. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Methodist Church[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  3. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Faldonside[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  4. ^ Good Stuff IT Services. "Listed Building schedule". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  5. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Kingswear[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  6. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Seafields[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  7. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Home Farm Lodge[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  8. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – 21 Mount Street[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  9. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Marlbourough House[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  10. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Kingsmead[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  11. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Ruth House[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  12. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Tudor House[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  13. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Haverhill House[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  14. ^ Preservation Society – Woolwhich House/ Co-operative store[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  15. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Eversley Hotel[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  16. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Cliff Mansions[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  17. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Mutimer's department store[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  18. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Boundary Wall[permanent dead link] Retrieved 29 January 2013
  19. ^ Cromer Preservation Society – Shelter and Paths[permanent dead link] Retrieved 28 January 2013
  20. ^ "Rampant Horse Street to Russell Street". Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  21. ^ Norwich Society-Potters House Church[permanent dead link] Retrieved 29 January 2013
  22. ^ "History of the church | Castle Street Methodist Church". Retrieved 23 December 2017.

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