Family was extremely important to Scott. The work and influence of his father and grandfather had a profound effect on Scott, and impacted on the way that he designed and thought about buildings. Indeed, his father’s belief that he would be unlikely to succeed as an architect seems to have spurred him on into the profession. A close-knit extended family network also provided him with his wife, and these family channels gave him other avenues of work too.
Creating a happy family home with Caroline seems to have been important to him and the type of house that this occurred in, perhaps especially to an architect, was particularly significant. Like his own father, Scott looms large in the lives of his sons and the way he was able to help and influence them and their chosen paths.
This section explores the significant members of the Scott family and the houses where Scott lived, before turning to personal episodes in Scott’s life, his education, knighthood, death and funeral.