Historian of Brookwood Cemetery
ARTHUR CATES (1829-
Arthur Cates was born in London on 29 April 1829. He was educated at King’s College School, Strand, and then became a pupil of Sydney Smirke. He was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 1856, and a Fellow in 1874; and was sometime member of the Council, and Vice-
In 1870 Cates succeeded Sir James Pennethorne as Architect to the Land Revenues of the Crown, under the Commissioners of H.M. Woods and Forests. As Surveyor to the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple he designed the archway and gate-
In 1890 Cates was elected honorary treasurer to the Architects Benevolent Association, and institution in which he took great interest; he was re-
Cates died at his home, 12 York Terrace, Regent’s Park, on 15 May 1901, in his seventy-
Waterhouse, Paul. Arthur Cates. In Lee S (Ed.) Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1912, pp.323.
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