Thomas Cundy, Jun. II

(1790—1867) architect

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(1790–1867). London-born architect. He worked in his father's office and succeeded him to the practice and the Surveyorship of the Grosvenor Estate. He oversaw the development of Belgravia and Pimlico, largely by Thomas Cubitt. His Normanton Church, Rut. (1826), has a tower derived from Archer's Baroque towers at St John's, Smith Square, Westminster. From the late 1840s Cundy was joined by his son, Thomas III (1820–95), who eventually succeeded to the practice and Surveyorship. Thomas II and III seem to have been jointly responsible for a number of Gothic Revival churches, including St Barnabas, Pimlico (1847–50—said by the St Paul's Ecclesiological Society to be the ‘most sumptuous and correctly fitted church erected in England since the Reformation’). Thomas III designed some of the tall stucco-fronted terraces in Kensington, in a free Italianate manner that was widely imitated. His best houses are arguably 22–4 Queen's Gate (1858–60), and Cornwall Gardens (1866–79).

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

Subjects: Architecture.

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