I am also studying his life and times, and the architectural context in which he worked and his connections with the Art Workers Guild. Townsend was a leading architect of the Arts & Crafts Movement in the UK and Europe at the turn of the nineteenth century, who has largely been forgotten with the passing of time.
Blackheath Village Archives Group have set up a new website www.blackheathvillagearchive.com which contains a selection of photos from their collection and also provides more information about their research and preservation of the history of the village.
Blackheath cricket pavilion has been built based on Charles Harrison Townsend’s drawings – for the latest progress see the Blackheath Cricket Club website.
The Opera House in Workington, Cumbria, designed by Thomas L. Banks and Charles Harrison Townsend is under threat of demolition. More information and a link to the campaign to save the theatre is on The Arthur Lloyd Music Hall and Theatre History.