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Name  Anthony Keck

Died  1797
Anthony Keck

Anthony Keck


Anthony Keck (1726–1797) was an 18th-century English architect with an extensive practice in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and South Wales.

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Life

Keck was born at Randwick, Gloucestershire in 1726 He designed in the "austere Neoclassical style of the late eighteenth century – a provincial follower of Robert Adam."

He died at Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, the village where he had his workshop and studio for most of his life, on 4 October 1797 at the age of seventy. He died at Beech House in the village, the home he partly designed for himself, and is buried in St. George's Church.

Works

Keck is credited with designing some fifty country houses in the South-West of England and South Wales. His works include:

  • Barnsley Park, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  • Burghill Court, Herefordshire
  • Flaxley Abbey, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
  • Forthampton Court, Gloucestershire
  • Ham Court, Upton-upon-Severn, Gloucestershire, demolished 1926
  • Highgrove House, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
  • Iscoed, Carmarthenshire
  • Margam Park, Glamorgan
  • Moccas Court, Herefordshire
  • Newton Court, Dixton, Monmouthshire
  • Penrice Castle, Glamorgan
  • Slebech Park, Pembrokeshire
  • Stratford Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire
  • Wormington Grange, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
  • Keck's work was not confined to country houses, including churches, such as Old St. Martin's, Worcestershire and St. Peter and St. Paul's, Upton-Upon-Severn, including its famed lantern and cupola; public buildings, such as the Worcester Royal Infirmary and contributions to the Stroudwater canal.

    References

    Anthony Keck Wikipedia


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