William Porden

(c. 1755—1822) architect

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(c. 1755–1822). English architect, he trained under James Wyatt. He was employed by the Prince of Wales (later King George IV (1820–30)), for whom he designed the stables, riding-house, tennis-court, and other buildings at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, Sussex (1804–8), where he introduced the Hindoo style (he is said to have worked with S. P. Cockerell). He had a reputation as an architect of Gothic buildings, and he built the competent Eaton Hall, Ches. (1804–12—demolished in the 1870s).

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

Subjects: Architecture.

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