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ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS OF COLONEL HAROLD RIDLEY HOOPER, A.R.I.B.A. (1886-1953) AND OTHERS, 1882-1939


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Reference HG404
Held by Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch
Source of acquisition Acc No 10748

Administrative history:
Harold Ridley Hooper was an architect based in Ipswich throughout his career. Born in Bury St Edmunds in 1886, he was articled to the Ipswich architect J S Corder but began his own practise in 1912. Served in the first World War as a Colonel in the 4th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment. He was subsequently a Councillor for Ipswich Borough Counil and Deputy Lieutenant for Suffolk.
From 1924-34 he was in practice with Cyril Proctor Garrad ARIBA and with B W J Olley ARIBA who carried on the practice after the death of Hooper in 1953.

Contents:
The drawings in this catalogue are a small fraction of those made by Hooper during his career and there are also two buildings by Brightwen Binyon ARIBA (1846-1905) of Ipswich and William Bradford ARIBA (1844-1919) of London.
The drawings were assembled as a consequence of a last-ditch salvage operation from the attic store of Messrs Hoopers Architects during their office move in May 1995. There is no comprehensive practice index for the early years of Hooper's practice. The drawings chosen may not be an entirely representative sample of the work done prior to 1939 but to illustrate a wide range of architecture and excellent draughtmanship with examples of public houses and commercial premises in both the Jacobean and Tudor revival style for public houses, but also Wren-classical commercial buildings and an early holiday camp for Butlins in Dovercourt, Essex which was a development of an earlier design in Lincolnshire. A number of significant historic houses were also remodelled.
The only drawings in this collection which duplicate the works of Hooper represented in the 'Dictionary of Suffolk Architects 1800-1914' by Brown, Haward and Kindred 1991 are the Buttermarket Arcade, Ipswich and the Picture Palace, Felixstowe. Researchers are advised to consult the 'Dictionary' for details of the other 25 known Suffolk buildings by Hooper prior to 1915.
The plans have been sorted and catalogued in detail by Mr R J Kindred, BA, MIHBC, MRTPI, Ipswich Borough Consevation Officer.
Drawings HG404/1-45 are from the practice of Harold Ridley Hooper (1913-1939)
Drawings HG404/46 Cliff Quay Brewery, Ipswich (1903) are by William Bradford, architect of Carlton Chambers, 12 Regent Street, London SW
Drawings HG404/47 Hill House, Ipswich (1882-1883) are by Brightwen Binyon, architect
Drawing HG404/48 Shepherd and Dog Public House (1960) is from the practice of Hooper and Olley



Hill House, Belstead  HG404/1  1928-1931

5 drawings

Pencil on tracing

Contents:
Relates to Hill House, now Belstead House. Alterations to West Wing and survey as existing for Major E C Quilter
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Three Cottages, Clopton  HG404/2  1938

3 drawings

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Drawings for Robert S Vesey
Elevations, sections, floor plans and roof plan
Scale 1:96

Moultons Farmhouse, Clopton  HG404/3  1938

2 drawings

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Additions to Moultons Farmhouse for Robert S Vesey
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Proposed memorial, Debenham  HG404/4  1933

1 drawing

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Proposed memorial in Debenham for the Debenham Institute
Elevation, plan, section and prespective
Scale 1:9

Martley Hall, Easton  HG404/5  1926-1927

8 drawings

Pencil on tracing (some coloured)

Contents:
Pair of cottages for Brooke Smith Esq
Elevations, floor plans and sections
Scales 1:96 and 1:24

Eye Workhouse  HG404/6  1924

1 drawings

Ink on linen

Contents:
Reconstruction of Eye Workhouse (cottages 12 to 17)
Elevations, section and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Felixstowe Picture House  HG404/7  c.1913-1914

22 drawings

Dyeline print, pencil on tracing and cartridge, ink on tracing and linen

Contents:
Picture house for the Felixstowe Picture House and Theatre Co Ltd
Floor plans, sections, decorative finishes, elevations and roof plan

Ufford Hall, Fressingfield  HG404/8  1934

1 drawing

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Alterations to Uford Hall for B F Taylor
Elevations, section and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Gateway, Great Bealings  HG404/9  1913

4 drawings

Ink on linen, dyeline prints and pencil on cartridge

Contents:
Gateway and garden layout for Colonel J G Downing
Elevations, sections and layout plan

House, Great Bealings  HG404/10  c.1912-1953

2 drawings

Ink and coloured on linen

Contents:
Proposed house for Gerald Smith
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Pair of cottages, Halesworth  HG404/11  1924

4 drawings

Pencil on tracing

Contents:
Drawings for Walter Scrimgeour
Elevations and sections
Scale 1:96 or 1:24

Wisset Hall, Halesworth  HG404/12  1928

1 drawing

Pencil on cartridge

Contents:
Proposed cottage for Walter Scrimgeour
Elevations and sections
Scale 1:48

Bixley Road, Ipswich  HG404/13  1934

2 drawings

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Shop premises on corner with Foxhall Road. Unbuilt design.
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Bramford Road, Ipswich  HG404/14  1926-1929

5 drawings

Coloured on cartridge and linen and dyeline print

Contents:
Proposed hotel and restaurant (Waveney Hotel) for Tollemache Breweries Ltd
Elevations, section, floor and roof plans
Scale 1:96

Butter Market, Ipswich  HG404/15  c.1913

4 drawings

Coloured on linen/cartridge and dyeline print (coloured)

Contents:
Proposed shopping arcade, unbuilt project.
Floor and roof plans, sections and elevation

Carr Street, Ipswich  HG404/16  1921-1922

2 drawings

Contents:
Shopping premises for Sunnocks Ltd
Elevations, floor and roof plans, sections, and decorative details

Cliff Lane, Ipswich  HG404/17  1936

2 drawings

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Plans for proposed public house for Cobbold and Co
Elevations, section and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Colchester Road, Ipswich  HG404/18  1936-1937

2 drawings

Dyeline print, coloured and pencil on tracing

Contents:
Proposed public house for Cobbold and Co (Royal George)
Floor plans, elevations and section
Scale 1:96

Friars Head, Falcon Street, Ipswich  HG404/19  c.1912-1953

4 drawings

Coloured ink on tracing and dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Drawings for the Friar's Head Public House for Tollemache Breweries Ltd
Elevations
Scale 1:48

Haven Hotel, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich  HG404/20  1927-1928

13 drawings

Various medium

Contents:
Proposed hotel and restaurant (Haven Hotel) for Tollemache Breweries Ltd
Elevations, floor, roof and cellar plans and sections
Scale 1:96 or 1:24

Nacton Road, Ipswich  HG404/21  1935

3 drawings

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Proposed Hotel for Cobbold and Co, unbuilt scheme
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:96

New Street, Ipswich  HG404/22  1939

2 drawings

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Proposed reconstruction of public house for Cobbold and Co
Elevations, section and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Old Cattle Market, Ipswich  HG404/23  1919-1921

2 drawings

Dyeline print, coloured and dyeline print on linen, coloured

Contents:
Survey of and alterations and additions to Blue Coat Boy Public House for Tollemache Breweries Ltd
Elevations, section and floor plans

Sandy Hill Lane, Ipswich  HG404/24  1936

3 drawings

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Proposed Public House for Cobbold and Co
Floor plans, elevations and section
Scale 1:96

St Nicholas Street, Ipswich  HG404/25  1929

6 drawings

Pencil on tracing

Contents:
Drawings for the Hippodrome
Floor plans and elevation

Tacket Street, Ipswich  HG404/26  1938

2 drawings

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Proposed reconstruction of a public house for Cobbold and Co
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Near Ipswich  HG404/27  1936

1 drawing

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Proposed house for A H Watson
Elevations, section and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Blood Hall, Kenton  HG404/28  1939

2 drawings

Pencil on tracing and dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Survey of and reconditioning to Blood Hall for J S Stoke-Vaughan
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Little Wenham Hall, Little Wenham  HG404/29  1926-1934

8 drawings

Dyeline print, coloured and pencil on tracing

Contents:
Alterations to Little Wenham Hall for Mrs F A Smith
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:48

Christchurch Square, Lowestoft  HG404/30  c.1912-1953

3 drawings

Ink on cartridge

Contents:
Plans for proposed elementary school
Elevations and floor, roof and ground plans
Scale 1:96

Broke Hall, Nacton  HG404/31  1927

3 drawings

Dyeline print, some coloured

Contents:
Squash courts, gate plans and stream survey for Capt. The Hon. V Saumarez
Elevations, section and plans

Naunton Hall, Rendlesham  HG404/32  1930

1 drawing

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Drawings for new house at Naunton Hall for C H N Bunbury
Elevations and section

Abbey Oaks, Sproughton  HG404/33  1928

9 drawings

Pencil on tracing

Contents:
Entrance Lodge drawings for Sir Arthur Churchman, Baronet
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:96 and 1:24

Little Hall, Stutton  HG404/34  1927

3 drawings

Dyeline prints, coloured

Contents:
Drawings for new house for Mrs Fison
Elevations and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Proposed house, Tuddenham St Martin  HG404/35  1938

2 drawings

Dyeline prints, coloured

Contents:
Proposed thatched house drawings for unknown client
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Braintree, Essex  HG404/36  1930-1932

11 drawings

Dyeline print, coloured and pencil on tracing

Contents:
Shop premises ("Gardens") for Stead and Simpson Ltd
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:96 and 1:24

Dovercourt, Essex  HG404/37  1927

3 drawings

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Shop (Kingsway) for Harwich, Dovercourt and Parkston Co-operative Society Ltd
Elevations, sections and floor and roof plans
Scale 1:96

Dovercourt, Essex  HG404/38  1937

7 drawings

Dyeline prints, coloured

Contents:
Holiday camp for Butlins Ltd
Elevations, sections and floor, roof and site plans
Scale 1:96 and 1:5000

Dovercourt, Essex  HG404/39  1927

1 drawing

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Shop for Harwich, Dovercourt and Parkston Co-operative Society Ltd
Elevation
Scale 1:48

Harwich, Essex  HG404/40  1939

3 drawings

Dyeline prints, coloured

Contents:
Clinic centre plans
Elevations, floor plans, sections and site plan
Scale 1:96 and 1:20

Harwich, Essex  HG404/41  1939

1 drawing

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Workshop plans
Elevations, plan and section
Scale 1:96

Lawford, Essex  HG404/42  1938

1 drawing

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Proposed public house for Cobbold and Co
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire  HG404/43  1935

3 drawings

Ink on linen

Contents:
Holiday camp drawings for bedrooms and dining hall for Butlins Ltd
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:96 and 1:192

New house, location unknown  HG404/44  1936

5 drawings

Dyeline prints, coloured

Contents:
Plans for new house, client unknown
Elevations and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Hospital extension, location unknown  HG404/45  C.1912-1953

2 drawings

Ink on linen

Contents:
Drawings for hospital extension, client unknown
Elevations, sections and floor plans
Scale 1:96

Cliff Quay Brewery, Ipswich  HG404/46  1903

6 drawings

Coloured on cartridge, linen backed

Contents:
Brewery drawings for Cobbold and Co
Floor, roof and cellar plans, sections and elevations
Scale 1:96

Hill House, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich  HG404/47  1882-1883

29 drawings

Various medium

Contents:
Relates to Hill House, aka Holmwood, for J E Ransome
Elevations, sections, roof and floor plans, decorative details and site plans

Shepherd and Dog, Foxhall  HG404/48  1960

1 drawing

Dyeline print, coloured

Contents:
Plans for reconstruction of Shepherd and Dog Public House for Tollemache and Cobbold Breweries Ltd
Elevations, section and floor plans
Scale 1:96

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