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Robert Dennis Chantrell

(1793—1872) architect


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(1793–1872). Southwark-born English architect. He was a pupil of Soane before settling in Leeds, Yorkshire, in 1819, where he commenced his successful practice with a series of Greek Revival public buildings, most of which have been demolished. He is of considerable significance as the designer of many important churches erected between 1823 and 1850. St Peter's, Leeds (1837–41), his masterpiece, is a scholarly essay in Gothic that for its date was unusual in its size and quality, and was recognized as such in The Ecclesiologist (1847).

From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.

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