(23 November 1824-2 March 1875), mason
Work: Figure of Christ, central niche, West Front (1863)
John was born in London to William and Elizabeth Philip in 1824. He studied under John Rogers Herbert at the Government School of Design in London, and afterwards at Herbert's own school, also in the capital. Later he attended Augustus Pugin's wood carving workshop before setting up his own studio. Much of his work was carried out for the architect Sir George Gilbert Scott.
Philip married Frances Black in 1853 and they had ten children. He died of bronchitis at his home in Chelsea on 2 March 1875, and was buried in Brompton Cemetery.