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Abraham Hayward (architect)

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Died  1747 Lincoln
Occupation  Architect
Name  Abraham Hayward
Nationality  English
Buildings  Disney Place Lincoln
Abraham Hayward (architect)
Born  1692Whitchurch, Shropshire
Alma mater  Probably learnt his trade under Francis Smith of Warwick.

Abraham Haywood (1692–1747) was an architect who was born at Whitchurch, Shropshire and is likely to have come to Lincoln around 1720 to work for Francis Smith of Warwick on the construction of St Peter at Arches Church, Lincoln. In 1736 he built the town house of the Disney family, Disney Place in Eastgate Street, Lincoln and in 1744 the Lincoln Assembly Rooms in the Bail, Lincoln. He also built a house for himself on the east side of St Peter at Arches‘ graveyard on the site of the Lincoln Taylor’s Hall. Abraham Hayward’s younger brother John Hayward(1708-78), a mason by trade, also accompanied him to Lincoln. After Abraham’s death, he presumably continued the business and in 1753 rebuilt St Mary’s bridge in Lincoln. John Hayward’s grandson, William Hayward became surveyor to Lincoln Cathedral.


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