Family history



Window, St Lawrence Jewry-next-Guildhall, by Christopher Webb

The Webb family have a long tradition of working in the Arts and crafts. Edward Webb, watercolourist, pupil of David Cox, was the father of Sir Aston Webb (1849-1930), president of the RA and RIBA. Aston Webb was the architect of many important London buildings around the turn of the century. His work includes the Imperial College of Science (only the tower survives), the eastern facade of Buckingham Palace, Admiralty Arch on the Mall, the Cromwell Road frontage of the Victoria and Albert Museum and a restoration of the medieval church of of St Bartholomew-the-Great in London. He also designed, among other buildings, the Brittania Royal Naval College, Dartmouth and Christ's Hospital, Horsham. Aston's nephews Geoffrey, and Christopher Webb Caroline's grandfather, were stained glass artists whose work can be found in cathedrals and churches throughout country. Christopher's work includes windows in Sheffield, Exeter, Salisbury, Chichester and Southwark Cathedrals. Caroline's father John Webb is a silversmith. Martin Webb and Oliver Webb, both stonemasons, have continued the tradition.