(c. 1720–75). English architect. With Vardy he supervised the building of Kent's Horse Guards Building, Whitehall (from 1748). He designed the Excise Office in Old Broad Street, London (1769–75—demolished 1854), in a Palladian style. He is best remembered for making the first alterations at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham (1748), and for the Georgian Gothick church at Stone, Staffs. (1754–8).
From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.