Person    | Male  Born 31/8/1778  Died 31/8/1839

William Wilkins

Categories: Architecture

Architect. Born in St Giles, Norwich. His first architectural work, was improvements to Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire. He travelled throughout Europe and published his researches into both classical and gothic architecture. London buildings include: National Gallery, University College and what is now the Lanesborough Hotel at Hyde Park Corner. He was made an associate of the Royal Society in 1824. Died at Lensfield House, Cambridge, on his birthday.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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William Wilkins

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St George's Hospital - 1

There is no indication as to who erected the plaque, but the fulsome descript...

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St George's Hospital - 2

St George’s Hospital was established on this site in 1733 in a country home b...

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Bridgwater Shepheard & Epstein

Bridgwater Shepheard & Epstein

Architects. The history of the firm, now (2019) Shepheard Epstein Hunter, is given here. We had to check whether the Epstein in the firm, Gabriel Epstein, is related to Jacob, and it seems not.

Group, Architecture

1 memorial
Sir John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman

Poet Laureate 1972 - 1984. Conservation campaigner. Credited with saving the Midland Grand Hotel (now St Pancras Chambers) and the station at St Pancras from demolition and helping to achieve their...

Person, Architecture, Poetry

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Trinity Church New York

Trinity Church New York

Also known as Trinity Wall Street, the current building is the third to occupy the site. In 1697 King William III granted the church a charter which gave it the same privileges as the church of St ...

Building, Architecture, Religion, USA

1 memorial
William Walford

William Walford

Architect. From University of London and the World of Learning, 1836-1986 By F. M. L. Thompson : "The University Architect as this point was William J. Walford, a shadowy figure chosen inexplicably...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial
Frank M. Harvey

Frank M. Harvey

The man on the 1905 plaque is probably not F. Milton Harvey who would have been only 29. Perhaps his father?

Person, Architecture

1 memorial