Person    | Male  Born 24/1/1664  Died 26/3/1726

Sir John Vanbrugh

Playwright and architect. Born in the parish of St Nicholas Acons, London, of Flemish descent. Worked in the English Baroque style, sometimes with Hawksmoor, on Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace. Lived at the self-designed Vanburgh Castle 1719-26, and died at the house he had built for himself in 1701 at Whitehall (demolished in 1898).

Many at the time did not appreciate his work. On his death the Rev. Abel Evans wrote: "Lay heavy on him earth, for he laid many a heavy load on thee."

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Sir John Vanbrugh

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Her Majesty's Theatre - SWET

Theatreland - Heart of the performing arts in London Her Majesty's Theatre ...

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Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry

The Royal Brass Foundry, 1717, attributed to Sir John Vanbrugh. Following an...

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Royal Military Academy - original plaque

The Royal Military Academy, 1720, attributed to Sir John Vanbrugh. Built on t...

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Haberdashers Place

Haberdashers Place

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2 memorials
Builder / Building

Builder / Building

Architectural journal created by Joseph Hansom as 'The Builder', renamed 'Building' in 1966 and still going strong. Edited by Hansom and then Alfred Bartholomew, it became successful and well-respe...

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1 memorial
John Murray Easton

John Murray Easton

Architect. Born in Edinburgh. Amongst his designs were: Aberconway House, Mayfair (1922), the Royal Horticultural Society's Lawrence Hall (1928); the British Pavilion at the 1939 World's Fair in Ne...

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1 memorial
James Burford

James Burford

Architect. Active in 1921.

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
James Adam

James Adam

Born Edinburgh. Died 13 Albemarle Street. By 1754 had joined the family architectural firm. One of four Adam brothers.

Person, Architecture, Scotland

1 memorial