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Thomas Allom (1804–1872) by Thomas Carrick, 1846 private collection

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Allom, Thomas (1804–1872), architect and artist, was born on 13 March 1804 at Lambeth, the second of the two children of Thomas Allom (1770–1840), a coachman, and his wife, Martha Rampley (1771–1861), who were both originally from Suffolk. He was articled to the architect ...

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Atkinson, Thomas Witlam (1799–1861), architect and artist, was born on 6 March 1799 at Cawthorne, Yorkshire, the son of William Atkinson, head mason to the Spencer-Stanhope family of Cannon Hall, near Barnsley, and his wife, Martha, housemaid to the same family. He began work as a labourer under his father, then, having been orphaned in his youth, became a bricklayer and quarryman. By the age of twenty he was a stonecarver, and executed sculpture on ...

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Blore, Edward (1787–1879), antiquarian artist and architect, the eldest child of Thomas Blore (1764–1818), antiquary and topographer, and his first wife (his cousin), Margaret Blore (1761–1791), was born in All Saints' parish, Derby, on 13 September 1787 and baptized on 30 September at ...

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Edward Blore (1787–1879) by George Koberwein, 1868 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Buckler, John (1770–1851), artist and architect, was born on 30 November 1770 at Calbourne, Isle of Wight, and baptized there at All Saints' Church on 27 December, the eldest son of Edward Buckler (1741–1792) and his wife, Hannah (1745–1809), daughter of William Jacob...

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Conder, Josiah (1852–1920), architect and artist, was born on 28 September 1852 at 22 Russell Grove, Brixton, Surrey, the second son of Josiah Conder (1822–1864) and his wife, Eliza, née Willsher (1820–1899). Josiah Conder senior, who may have been a banker, left the family impoverished at his death. ...

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Fowler, William (1761–1832), architect and artist, was born at Winterton, Lincolnshire, on 13 March 1761, the eldest in the numerous family of Joseph Fowler (1734–1822) and his wife, Mary, formerly Tomlinson. Following a modest education under Mr Teanby, the village schoolmaster, he went on to run a successful enterprise as a builder and architect, with all the woodwork done at ...

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William Fowler (1761–1832) by William Bond, 1810 (after George Francis Joseph) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gandy, Joseph Michael (1771–1843), architect and artist, was born on 2 September 1771 in Aldgate, London, and baptized on 29 September 1771 at St Botolph, Aldgate, one of the ten children of Thomas Gandy (d. 1814), a butler and waiter at White's Club...

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Kirby, Joshua (1716–1774), artist and architect, was born at Parham, Suffolk, the second of eleven children of John Kirby (c. 1690–1753), former schoolmaster and surveyor, and Alice Brown (1685/6–1766). Educated at home, Glevering Mill, Joshua helped to collect material for his father's road-book, ...

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Paine, James (1745–1829), architect, sculptor, and artist, was baptized at Pontefract, Yorkshire, on 28 August 1745, the only child of James Paine (bap. 1717?, d. 1789), architect, then of Pontefract, subsequently of London, and his first wife, Sarah Jennings. Like his father before him, he studied at the ...

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Pugin, Auguste Charles (1768/9–1832), artist and architectural draughtsman, was born in the parish of St Sulpice, Paris, one of the seven children of François Joseph Pugin (fl. 1765–1794), who was probably in the service of a German aristocrat resident in Paris, and of ...

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Auguste Charles Pugin (1768/99–1832) by unknown artist private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Spyers, John (c. 1731–1798), surveyor and topographical artist, was the third son of Christopher Spyers (1690–1737), a gardener and nurseryman of Isleworth, Middlesex, and his wife, Anne (d. 1751). John appears to have joined his paternal uncle Joshua (d. 1768) in a successful nursery business in ...

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Taylor, Thomas (1777/8–1826), architect and artist, is of obscure origins and details of his parents and upbringing are unknown. In an advertisement from 1811, launching his architectural career in Leeds, Taylor claimed to have spent eight years in the office of the architect ...