English architect, civil engineer, and inventor. He designed King's Cross, Battle Bridge, London (1830–6, lampooned by A. W. N. Pugin in 1836, demolished 1845), but is best known as the original architect for Highgate Cemetery, London (from 1837), with its where he designed the Egyptian Revival and Gothic revival catacombs, among other works. He published Designs for Tombs and Cenotaphs (1840) in which he was credited with the founding of other cemeteries in the London area. He is supposed to have designed the first gin-palace in London (c.1829).
Colvin (1995);J. Curl (2000a, 2005);Pugin (1973)