Monthly Archives: June 2013

Regency Celebrity: James Savage, Designer of St. Luke’s Church

James Savage (1779-1852) was a British architect, perhaps best known for designing St Luke’s Church, Chelsea. Savage was born in Hoxton, London, on 10 April 1779. He was educated at a private school in Stockwell and then articled to Daniel … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Thomas Telford, The Colossus of Roads

Thomas Telford (1757–1834) was a Scottish civil engineer, architect and stonemason, and a noted road, bridge and canal builder. After establishing himself as an engineer of road and canal projects in Shropshire, he designed numerous infrastructure projects in his native … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Robert Mylne, Architect for Blackfriars Bridge and First Briton to Win the Concorso Clementino Competition

Robert Mylne (4 January 1733 – 5 May 1811) was a Scottish architect and civil engineer, particularly remembered for his design for Blackfriars Bridge in London. Born and raised in Edinburgh, he travelled to Europe as a young man, studying … Continue reading

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Charles Francis Greville, British Antiquarian, Collector and Politican

Charles Francis Greville PC, FRS (12 May 1749 – 23 April 1809), was a British antiquarian, collector and politician. Background Greville was the second son of Francis Greville, 1st Earl of Warwick, by Elizabeth Hamilton, daughter of Lord Archibald Hamilton. … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Osterley Park, Backdrop for TV, Film, and Literature

Osterley Park is a mansion set in a large park of the same name. It is in the London Borough of Hounslow, part of the western suburbs of London. When the house was built it was surrounded by rural countryside. … Continue reading

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Worship Society of Apothecaries

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London is one of the livery companies of the City of London. It is one of the largest livery companies (with over 1,600 members in 2012) and ranks 58th in their order of precedence. … Continue reading

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Guildhall, London’s Ceremonial and Administrative Center

Guildhall is a building in the City of London, off Gresham and Basinghall streets, in the wards of Bassishaw and Cheap. It has been used as a town hall for several hundred years, and is still the ceremonial and administrative … Continue reading

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London’s Livery Companies

The Livery Companies of the City of London are various historic trade associations almost all of which are known as the “Worshipful Company of…” their relevant trade, craft or profession. The medieval Companies originally developed as guilds and were responsible … Continue reading

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Uppark, a National Trust Property, and Boyhood Home of H. G. Wells

Uppark is a 17th-century house in South Harting, Petersfield, West Sussex, England and a National Trust property. The house, set high on the South Downs, was built for Ford Grey (1655—1701), the first Earl of Tankerville, c. 1690 and was … Continue reading

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Charlecote Park, a National Trust Showplace

Charlecote Park is a grand 16th century country house, surrounded by its own deer park, on the banks of the River Avon near Wellesbourne, about 4 miles (6 km) east of Stratford-upon-Avon and 5.5 miles (9 km) south of Warwick, … Continue reading

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