William Buckland (architect)

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Charles Willson Peale portrait of William Buckland

William Buckland (1734–1774) was an architect who designed in colonial Maryland and Virginia.

Biography[edit]

Born at Oxford, England, Buckland spent seven years as an apprentice to his uncle, James Buckland, "Citizen and Joiner" of London. At 21, he was brought to Virginia as an indentured servant to Thomas Mason, brother of George Mason.[1] Most notable among his repertoire are: Gunston Hall (c. 1755-1759) and Hammond-Harwood House (c. 1774).

Works[edit]

He is known to have worked on the architecture or interiors of:[2]

Other works sometimes attributed to Buckland include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kimball, Fiske. "Gunston Hall." Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians: 1954.
  2. ^ Kornwolf, James D. Architecture and Town Planning in Colonial North America. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002, vol. 3, p. 1562.
  3. ^ a b c d "Gunston Hall Plantation". William Buckland: Master Builder. Gunston Hall Plantation. 2008-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". National Register of Historic Places: Properties in Anne Arundel County. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-11. 
  5. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". National Register of Historic Places: Properties in Anne Arundel County. Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-11. 

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