Brian Moseley, Plymouth
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Born Herbert Keate Gribble in June 1846, to inn keeper (24 Old Town Street) Mr John Gribble, originally from Lamerton, Devon, and his wife Jane, formerly Scott, originally from Stoke Damerel.

He was educated in Plymouth and then articled to Mr Alfred Norman, a local architect.

Upon converting to the Roman Catholic faith, he added the Christian name "Augustine" and dropped the "Keate" name.

In 1869 he married an Irish lady by the name of Julia Mary Finnigan, in Kensington, London.  He spent a good deal of his life working in Dublin.  They had two children, Bernard Finnigan Gribble, and Agnes Finnigan Gribble.

Although best known for designing the Brompton Oratory, in Kensington, London, his local achievements included the Artizans' Dwellings in Notte Street, the Phoenix Marble Works, and the National Armada Memorial.  In 1887 he appears to have claimed credit for the design of the Roman Catholic Convent of the Sisters of Notre Dame, which he may have been involved with during his time the the named architect, Mr Joseph A Hansom, who had died in 1882.  He did design a new altar for the Convent Chapel in that year, however.

Mr Herbert Augustine Keate Gribble died on December 8th 1894 at 64 Redcliffe Road, Kensington, London.