The Gilbert Scott Family

Watts & Co. was founded in 1874 at the height of the Gothic Revival. It was the creation of three prolific architects: G. F. Bodley,Thomas Garner, and George Gilbert Scott Jr. Scott’s father and son, George Gilbert Scott Sr. and Giles Gilbert Scott respectively, designed and restored numerous buildings.Their work is found in almost all Oxford and Cambridge colleges and UK cathedrals, perhaps most notably in Westminster Abbey and Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. Their work was not restricted to the UK, but was worldwide; projects abroad include Washington National Cathedral and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Shanghai. They also worked on secular buildings, such as Mumbai University, the Tate Modern, and the iconic British red telephone box.