I. THE FOUNDERS
Watts & Co was established by three of the nineteenth century’s most important architects. George Frederick Bodley, Thomas Garner and George Gilbert Scott junior had all trained in George Gilbert Scott’s office, though Bodley was eldest of the three. To find out more on the Scott family please visit: gilbertscott.org
Bodley had known Scott junior from as early as his own apprenticeship with Scott in the 1840s. Bodley’s architectural partnership with Garner was cemented in 1868, and in addition to their design ventures at Watts, they worked on over 100 commissions over three decades. Bodley led the way for a second generation of Gothic Revival architects keen to experiment with late Gothic forms and develop a refined and eloquent Gothic stylistic vocabulary.