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Professor Hilary Grainger

Dean of Academic Strategy
London College of Fashion
Researcher Research
Hilary  Grainger


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.

Research Outputs

Art/Design item

  • Grainger H. The office of Sir Ernest George (2011)
  • Grainger H. Sir Ernest George: the smaller country house practice (2011)
  • Grainger H. Architecture and community: British architecture 1957–1969 (2010)
  • Grainger H. The architecture of Sir Ernest George (2010)

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