Professor of Architectural History and Dean of Quality Assurance and Academic Development
London College of Fashion
London College of Fashion
Hilary Grainger is an architectural historian. She is the leading authority on the late nineteenth century domestic architect Sir Ernest George and the architecture of British crematoria and has lectured and published widely in these areas.
Her book Death Redesigned: British Crematoria - History, Architecture and Landscape, was jointly commended in 2006 as an outstanding work of reference by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Her monograph The Architecture of Sir Ernest George was shortlisted for the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.
She was Co-Investigator in a team based at Durham University, funded by the Leverhulme Trust Research Award, writing the History of Cremation in modern Scotland. She is Chair of the Victorian Society and Council Member of the Cremation Society of Great Britain.
Late nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture and design, the late Victorian architect Sir Ernest George, architecture and design of British crematoria.
Grainger, Hilary J. (2011) The architecture of Sir Ernest George. Spire Books, Reading, UK. ISBN 9781904965312
Grainger, Hilary J. (2006) Death Redesigned: British Crematoria, History, Architecture and Landscape. Spire Books Limited. ISBN 1904965075
Grainger, Hilary J. (2012) Harold A Peto (1854-1933): architect, interior designer, collector and aesthete. In: The Practice of Architecture. Spire studies in architectural history (2). Spire Books, London, UK, pp. 169-205. ISBN 9781904965350
Grainger, Hilary J. (2010) Maxwell Fry and the 'anatomy of mourning': Coychurch Crematorium, Bridgend, Glamorgan, South Wales. In: Deathscapes: Spaces for Death, Dying, Mourning and Remembrance. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham, UK, pp. 243-261. ISBN 9780754679752
Grainger, Hilary J. (2010) Crathorne Hall: the making of an Edwardian landscape. In: Northern Landscapes: Representations and Realities of North-East England. Regions and Regionalism in History (12). The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK, pp. 153-169. ISBN 9781843835417
Grainger, Hilary J. (2010) Ambiguity, evasion and remembrance in British crematoria. In: Lest We Forget. The History Press, Gloucestershire, UK, pp. 124-127. ISBN 9780752459653
Grainger, Hilary J. (2008) An Architecture of Reluctance: British Crematoria, Past, Present and Future. In: Death our Future. Epworth Press, pp. 116-126. ISBN 9780716206385
Grainger, Hilary J. (2005) 'Architecture in Britain' and 'Britain: Architects' in the Encyclopedia of Cremation. In: Encyclopedia of Cremation. Ashgate, pp. 15-17. ISBN 0-7546-3773-5
Grainger, Hilary J. and Jupp, Peter (2002) 'The Achievement of Sir Ernest George and Alfred B Yeates at Golders Green'. In: Golders Green Crematorium 1902-2002: A London Centenary in Context. The London Cremation Company, pp. 27-38. ISBN 0954352904