John Nash, pictured, was a outstanding royal architect within the late 1700s and early 1800s, engaged on Buckingham Palace, Regent’s Park and Trafalgar Sq.
John Nash, remembered for his work on Buckingham Palace, Regent’s Park and Regent Avenue in London, is likely one of the most well-known architects of the 18th and early 19th centuries.
He was born in January 1752 and after an early schooling obtained coaching from the architect Sir Robert Taylor earlier than launching his profession as a surveyor and builder within the metropolis of London.
In 1777 Nash established his personal enterprise and later inherited £1,000 from an uncle which he determined to danger on the constructing of homes in Nice Russell Avenue and Bloomsbury Sq.. The buildings did not hire out and Nash was declared bankrupt in 1783.
Returning to London in 1797, Nash then designed quite a lot of Gothic castles across the nation, in locations reminiscent of Luscombe Fort in Devon and Caerahays Fort in Cornwall.
Nash quickly got here underneath the patronage of the Prince Regent, later King George IV. In 1806 he was appointed Surveyor Normal of Woods, Forests and Parks and from 1810 onwards labored solely for the prince.
By 1813 he had been appointed official architect to the Workplace of Works, which meant advising parliamentary commissions on issues reminiscent of new church buildings. This was when he designed Regent’s Park, Buckingham Palace and two theatres in Haymarket.
He additionally drew up the unique plans for what’s now Trafalgar Sq., though he died earlier than the venture was accomplished and it was taken over by Charles Barry.
Amongst his different works had been altering a canal in St James’s Park into the lake it’s at present and he additionally redesigned the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.
When George IV died in 1830, Nash misplaced his royal protector amid a backlash in regards to the extravagance of the King’s reign.
Buckingham Palace had value 1000’s, thousands and thousands in at present’s phrases, and Nash finally retired. He died a couple of years later in Could 1835.
John Nash, remembered for his work on Buckingham Palace, Regent’s Park and Regent Avenue in London, is likely one of the most well-known architects of the 18th and early 19th centuries
John Nash was an English architect answerable for a lot of the format of Regency London underneath the patronage of the Prince Regent, and through his reign as George IV. Pictured: Nash’s Park Crescent, close to Regent’s Park. It consists of stylish stuccoed terraced homes