Francis Smith

(1672—1738) architect and builder

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Brothers, English architects, and builders. Pre-eminent among architect-craftsmen, Francis Smith became named ‘of Warwick’ thanks to his and William's rebuilding of Warwick after the fire of 1694. As a thoroughly reliable builder, he established an immense practice working on country houses, many to his own design, such as Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire (1719–25), and Sutton Scarsdale, Derbyshire (1719–24).

From The Oxford Companion to Architecture in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Architecture.

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