David Brandon (architect)

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David Brandon
Born(1813-12-13)13 December 1813
Died10 January 1897(1897-01-10) (aged 83)
BuildingsSidbury Manor

David Brandon (13 December 1813 – 10 January 1897) was a Scottish architect.[1][2] In partnership with Thomas Wyatt, he worked mostly in the Gothic style.

He was articled to George Smith from 1828 to 1833. Five years later he entered into partnership with Wyatt, a partnership that lasted thirteen years until dissolved in 1851. He subsequently worked alone but took Samuel Tucker as an apprentice 1867 until before 1871. As a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects he is recorded as having proposed both John Macvicar Anderson and Henry Saxon Snell for Fellowship.[1]

Brandon worked at a number of English country houses and churches, these include: Badminton House, Basildon Park, Bayham Abbey, Benenden House, Chilham Castle, Fonthill Abbey, Hemsted Park, Hensol Castle, Highnam Court, Hanley Castle and Williamstrip Park.[3] He is credited with Carmarthen's Joint Counties Lunatic Asylum (1865).[4]

His ecclesiastical work includes restoration of St. Mary's Church, Atherstone in 1849, Holy Trinity Church at Markbeech, Kent (1852) and a private chapel at Bayham Abbey (1870).[5]

Brandon died on 10 January 1897.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Goold, David. "DSA Architect Biography Report – David Brandon". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Brandon, David (1813–1897) Architect". The National Archives. Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Parks and Gardens UK". Retrieved 28 June 2010.
  4. ^ Lloyd, Thomas; Orbach, Julian; Scourfield, Robert (2006). The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. Newhaven and London: Yale University Press. p. 142. ISBN 0-300-10179-1.
  5. ^ Homan, Roger (1984). The Victorian Churches of Kent. Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd. p. 106. ISBN 0-85033-466-7.