Lewis William Wyatt

(1777—1853) architect

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(1777–1853). English architect, son of Benjamin Wyatt (1745–1818). He trained with his uncles Samuel and James, and set up in practice c. 1805. He published A Collection of Architectural Designs, rural and ornamental, executed…upon the Estates of the Right Hon. Lord Penrhyn in Caernarvonshire and Cheshire (1800–1), but he is best known as a designer of country-houses. He completed Tatton Park, Ches. (1807–18), begun by Samuel Wyatt, and built Willey Hall, Salop. (1813–15—probably his best work), both in a Neo-Classical style. He used the Tudor style at Cranage Hall, Cheshire (1828–9), and Jacobean at Eaton Hall, Congleton, Ches. (1829–31—demolished). At Sherborne House, Glos. (1829–34), he emulated a C16 house complete with an assemblage of Orders. In 1816 he published Prospectus of a Design for Various Improvements in the Metropolis in which he argued for a development plan for London, especially the West End.

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

Subjects: Architecture.

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