Person    | Male  Born 10/9/1753  Died 20/1/1837

Sir John Soane, R.A. F.R.S.

Architect and collector. Born in Goring-on-Thames, son of a bricklayer. Architect of the Bank of England, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, St. John’s, Bethnal Green and his own tomb. He also rebuilt much of Pitzhanger Manor, Ealing, which he had bought in 1801 as a country home and as a place where he could teach architecture to his two sons. They turned out not to be interested or capable enough (they were also unsatisfactory just as sons) and he sold it in 1810. Died at home 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields.

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This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Sir John Soane, R.A. F.R.S.

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Burdett-Coutts Memorial Sundial

This elaborate piece of high Victoriana was designed by George Highton of Bri...

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Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery Dulwich Picture Gallery, England's very first public ...

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Sir John Soane statue

Soane designed the Bank of England in 1793. It was rebuilt between the wars a...

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Soane's Tomb

This beautiful and sombre monument incorporates Soane's favourite emblems of ...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Sir John Soane, R.A. F.R.S.

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Soane's Tomb

This beautiful and sombre monument incorporates Soane's favourite emblems of ...

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