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He served for many years (c. 1755 – 1799) as surveyor to the British East India Company.
His work included:
- alterations to St Matthias Old Church, Poplar, London (1755)
- Manor House, (Old Road, Lee, London (1772) - now a Grade II listed building) – built for a wealthy London West India merchant, Thomas Lucas, president of Guy's Hospital, but bought in 1796 by Sir Francis Baring, founder of Barings Bank, it is now used as a public library and its gardens have become a public park (Manor House Gardens).
- Mansion at Painshill Park, near Cobham, Surrey (1774)
- Entrance and wings of Guy's Hospital, London (1774–1777)
- a folly, Severndroog Castle (built as a memorial to Commodore Sir William James – a former chairman of the East India Company), on Shooter's Hill in south-east London (1784).
- East India House, Leadenhall Street, London (1796–1799 - the project was carried out after Jupp's death by his successor, H. Holland)
Jupp died at his house in King's Road (now Theobald's Road), Bedford Row, on 17 April 1799.
- Lee, Sidney, ed. (1892). "Jupp, Richard". Dictionary of National Biography 30. London: Smith, Elder & Co.