WRINCH, Raymond Cyril

1878 - 1935

Raymond Cyril Wrinch was born at Hillcrest, Paget Road, Ipswich on 18 June 1878 and baptised at St Matthew's Church, Ipswich on 19 July 1878, youngest son of Alfred Wrinch (4 February 1833-20 July 1903), a horticultural engineer, and his wife Catherine Lois née Cordy (31 May 1836-1915), who married at Trimley, Suffolk in 1858. Raymond was educated at Ipswich School and in 1895 articled to architect Edward Fernley Bisshop (1890-1921) and in 1900 became his chief assistant and an Associate RIBA the following year, when he set up his own practice. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1905-1906, although he had exhibited several architectural drawings in 1901, and he spent a large amount of time measuring and sketching old buildings and he exhibited from 16 Museum Street, Ipswich several drawings, in 1905 'The Gables, Westerfield' and the following year 'Foresters Hall, Debenham' and 'Wye Cottage, Walton'. As an architect, he designed a large amount of work in Suffolk, mostly domestic but did work on All Saints' Church, Ipswich in 1902. He married at Ipswich in 1904, Ethel May Catchpole (1881-1974) and they lived at 'Redroofs', Garfield Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, a house that he designed and had built for himself in 1907. Their daughter Beris [Barlow] (20 February 1908-28 September 1981) was also an architect and in partnership with her father as Wrinch & Wrinch at 16 Museum Street, before her marriage in 1934 and move to Elwick Road, West Hartlepool. Raymond Cyril Wrinch died at Mansard Cottage, Golf Road, Felixstowe on 11 October 1935, aged 57.

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