Lewis Vulliamy

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Lewis Vulliamy
Born15 March 1791
London, England
Died4 February 1871(1871-02-04) (aged 79)
London, England
EducationRoyal Academy Schools
ParentBenjamin Vulliamy
RelativesBenjamin Lewis Vulliamy (brother)

Lewis Vulliamy (15 March 1791 – 4 January 1871) was an English architect descended from the Vulliamy family of clockmakers.


Lewis Vulliamy was the son of the clockmaker Benjamin Vulliamy. He was born in Pall Mall, London on 15 March 1791, and articled to Sir Robert Smirke. He was admitted to the Royal Academy Schools in 1809, where he won the silver medal the year after for an architectural drawing, and the gold medal in 1813. He was elected Royal Academy travelling student in 1818, after which he studied abroad for four years, mostly in Italy, but also visiting Greece and Asia Minor.[1]

He was a great-uncle of the art potter Blanche Georgiana Vulliamy.

Vulliamy died at Clapham Common, on 4 January 1871.


A folly known as The Beacon in Staunton Country Park which was designed by Lewis Vulliamy
  • speculative housing in Tavistock Square and Gordon (later Endsleigh) Place in Bloomsbury (1827)
  • Neo-Gothic churches in the London area
Church of St James Norlands
Headquarters of the Law Society on Chancery Lane, London
Westonbirt House in Gloucestershire
Somerset Monument, Hawkesbury, Gloucestershire
Alderley House as designed by Lewis Vulliamy for Robert Blagden Hale, viewed from the garden side looking northeast (March 2008)

He drew the plans, elevations, and sections of the castle of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, published in Vetusta Monumenta,' 1835 (vol. v. plates x–xviii).[9]

Published the book "Examples of Ornamental Sculpture in Architecture Drawn from the originals of Bronze, Marble, and Terra Cotta, In Greece, Asia Minor, and Italy - in the years 1818,1819, 1820 and part of 1821.- By Lewis Vulliamy Architect and engraved by Henry Moses." Size 470 x 330mm. 40 n0 folios. (Digitised version, Unibibliothek Heidelberg). Includes fine engravings of architectural details from: The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, Athens, Ornamental termination of the marble tiles at each corner of the Parthenon, capital from ruins of Temple of Apollo Didymeus, part of the soffit of Temple of Jupiter, part of frieze of Temple of the sun from the Gardens of the Colonna Palace in the Quirinal Hill at Rome and others.

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  1. ^ "Vulliamy, Lewis".
  2. ^ Cherry, Bridget and Pevsner, Nicolaus (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 517. ISBN 0-14-0710-47-7.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "SAINT THOMAS, BETHNAL GREEN: BARONESS ROAD, TOWER HAMLETS | London Metropolitan Archives". search.lma.gov.uk. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  4. ^ "Bethnal Green: List of Churches | British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. Retrieved 10 January 2023.
  5. ^ Historic England. "RUSSIAN ORTHODOX PATRIARCHIAL CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION OF ALL SAINTS, City of Westminster (1066842)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Новости и События - Diocese of Sourozh". www.sourozh.org. Retrieved 26 October 2020.
  7. ^ Historic England. "The Law Society (Grade II*) (1292263)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  8. ^ a b The Country Houses of Gloucestershire (Volume III), p.57, by Nicholas Kingsley
  9. ^ "Vulliamy, Lewis" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

Published by Lewis Vulliamy. 132, Regent Street; Henry Moses, 1 Portland Place, Wandsworth Road; Septimus Proett, 23 Old Bond Street; Robert Jennings, 2 Poultry; J.Taylor, Architectural Library, 59, Holborn and Priestley & Weale, 5 High Street, Bloomsbury.

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