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Wyatville, Sir Jeffrey

(1766-1840AD)
Wyatville was born to an architectural family and became an architect himself. He set himself up in practice in 1799AD in London with the builder John Armstrong. This partnership built many country houses for members of the nobility, as well as acting restorer. He worked in a variety of styles such as Classical and Mock Tudor on projects at Woburn Abbey and Endsleigh for the Duke of Bedford alone. His work in restoring and converting parts of the Medieval Windsor Castle allowed him to have the motto Windsor on his coat of arms, a knighthood and to live at the Winchester Tower during the reigns of Kings George IV and William IV, and Queen Victoria till his death, though he died in London. He was an exhibitor at the Royal Academy in 1826AD of imaginative and archaeological paintings, often of the original Classical times.

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