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NASH, JOHN (1752 - 1835), architect

Name: John Nash
Date of birth: 1752
Date of death: 1835
Gender: Male
Occupation: architect
Area of activity: Art and Architecture
Author: Thomas Mardy Rees

b. at Cardigan. He was apprenticed to Sir Robert Taylor and afterwards settled near Carmarthen. He was persuaded by a number of friends to start in business as an architect; this he did, becoming well-known almost at once. He designed the Cardiganshire county gaol at Cardigan, and the west front and the chapterhouse in S. Davids cathedral. He moved to London and became world-famous for his work on Regent's Park and the terraces adjoining it, Regent Street, and the Marble Arch. He was a generous patron of artists. He d. 13 May 1835 at East Cowes.

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Published date: 1959

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NASH, JOHN.

According to Sir John Summerson, keeper of Soane Museum, and author of John Nash, Architect to King George IV (1935), he was b. in London, his father being a millwright at Lambeth. He claimed to be of Welsh blood, but was related to the Nash family of Worcestershire. Add to bibl. John Nash; a complete catalogue (1991); R. Suggett, John Nash, architect in Wales (1995).

    Published date: 1997

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