Birth: 24 January 1901

Place or Registered Place of Birth: St. Pancras, London

Baptism: Not Known

Place of Baptism: Not Known

Death: 13 August 1985

Place or Registered Place of Death: Templewood, Norfolk

Date of Burial: 16 August 1985

Place of Burial: St. Michael and All Angels, Sidestrand, Norfolk

Father: Henry Luke Paget

Mother: Elma Katie Gurney Hoare

Spouse(s): Verily Bruce

Date of Marriage: August 1971

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: London City




BMD recorded the birth as "Male" at Pancras, London.

The Times - July 19, 1971
Forthcoming Marriages
Mr. P. Paget and Mrs. D. Anderson
A marriage has been arranged and will shortly take place between Paul, only surviving son of the late Bishop Henry Luke Paget and the late Mrs. Elma K. Paget, and Verily, widow of Captain Donald Anderson and daughter of the late Rev. D. Rosslyn Bruce and of Mrs. Rachel Bruce.

The Times - August 15, 1985
Paget, Paul Edward. C.V.O., F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A. - On August 13th, aged 84, at Templewood, Norfolk. Beloved husband of Verily and much loved stepfather and grandfather. Burial Friday 16th August 3.30 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels, Sidestrand. Flowers to F.J. Golden, Northrepps, Norfolk, by 1 p.m. Memorial service later at St. Bartholomew-the-Great, Smithfield.

The Times - December 18, 1985
Memorial Service
A memorial service for Mr Paul Paget was held at St Bartholomew-the-Great, West Smithfield, yesterday. The Rev. Arthur Brown officiated, assisted by the Rev. David Ainsworth. The Marquess of Anglesey, Lord lieutenant of Gwynedd, read the lesson, and Mr Edward Anderson, stepson, read from the works of John Donne. The Right Rev. Edward Roberts gave an address. The Right Rev Robin Woods pronounced the blessing. Sir Yehudi Menuhin played Bach's unaccompanied Chaconne. Among those present were: Mrs Paget (widow)...........

The Times - August 16, 1985
Mr. Paul Paget
Mr Paul Paget. CVO. who died on Aug 13, aged 84. was a scholarly architect who followed the mainstream of the English tradition with taste and discretion.

He was a specialist in the care and restoration of old buildings and was in charge of restoration work on some famous historic structures including Lambeth Palace, the Upper School at Eton, the London Charterhouse, the Deanery and little cloister at Westminster Abbey, and the chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge. He was Surveyor to the Fabric of St Paul's Cathedral from 1963 to 1969, years during which, although most of the war damage to the building had been repaired, there was growing concern about the decay of its stonework and structural danger from traffic vibrations. He was also architect to Portsmouth Cathedral and St George's Chapel, Windsor.

Paget, an invariably conscientious architect, set a high value on standards of craftsmanship. Most of his buildings are the fruit of his partnership with the late Jack Seely, who inherited the title of Lord Mottistone in 1947, soon after they set up an office together. The firm, however, retained the name of Seely and Paget and continued under that name after Mottistone's death in 1963.

From their office in the City of London (at first in Cloth Fair. Smithfield. where their neighbour was the late Sir John Betjeman. of whom Paget became a close friend) and later also from a branch office at Cromer, Norfolk. the firm designed buildings for a number of colleges of education including those at Culham, Oxford, Norwich and Bristol.

Paul Edward Paget was born on January 24. 1901. the second son of Bishop Henry L. Paget. He was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Cambridge. and was then for a time assistant private secretary to Lord Templewood. From 1939 to 1944 he served in the Royal Air Force.

After his retirement from active practice in 1969 when he was made CVO and went to live in Norfolk, he continued to serve the cause of old buildings. He was a member of the Redundant Churches Fund from 1969 to 1971. Master of the Art Workers Guild in 1971 and Chairman of the Norwich diocesan advisory committee from 1973 to 1976.

In 1971 he married Verily daughter of the Rev F.R.C. Bruce and widow of Captain Donald Anderson.


1901 Census:

31, Gordon Square, St Pancras, London
Henry L. Paget - Head - Married - 47 - Clergyman of the Church of England - Middlesex
Elma K. Paget - Wife - 29 - Middlesex
Samuel J. Paget - Son - 5 - Middlesex
Paul E. Paget - Son - 2 Months - Middlesex

1911 Census:

26 Clapton Common Upper Clapton N E, London
Henry Luke Paget - Head - Married - 57 - Bishop Suffragan - Middlesex
Elma Katie Paget - Wife - 39 - Hampstead, Middlesex
Paul Edward Paget - Son - 10 - School - Middlesex

Paul Edward Paget