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Henry Hakewill

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Name  Henry Hakewill
Role  Architect
Died  March 13, 1830

Henry Hakewill Plowden Buildings Middle Temple by Henry Hakewill and James Savage
Structures  St Peter's Church, Eaton Square
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Henry Hakewill (4 October 1771 – 13 March 1830) was an [[English)) achitect


Early life

Henry Hakewell was a pupil of John Yenn, R.A., and also studied at the Royal Academy, where in 1790 he was awarded a silver medal for a drawing of an aspect of Somerset House.


He began work on a country mansion and eventually had a large and flourishing practice, mostly concerned with country houses. In 1809, he was appointed architect to Rugby School, where the gothic buildings and chapel are his designs. He also did work for the Radcliffe trustees at Oxford and the Middle Temple.

He designed two distinguished Greek Revival buildings:

  • Coed Coch, Dolwen, Denbighshire, Wales (1804), a country-house with a diagonally placed portico (demolished) and stair
  • St Peter's Church, Eaton Square, London (1824–7, but rebuilt after a fire in 1987).
  • Personal life

    On 14 November 1804, he married Anne Sarah Frith, daughter of Rev. Edward Frith of North Cray, Kent. They had seven children including two sons who were also architects: John Henry Hakewill (1810-1880), and Edward Charles Hakewill (1816-1872).


  • An account of the Roman villa discovered at Northleigh Oxfordshire in the years 1813, 1814, 1815, 1816 (1823)
  • References

    Henry Hakewill Wikipedia