Robert Jewell Withers

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Robert Jewell Withers
Born2 February 1824
Died7 October 1894
London, U.K.
Spouse(s)Catherine Mary Vaux
Children4 sons, 5 daughters
Parent(s)John Alexander Withers
Maria Jewell
RelativesFrederick Clarke Withers (brother)

Robert Jewell Withers (1824-1894) was an English ecclesiastical architect.

Early life[edit]

Robert Jewell Withers was born on 2 February 1824 in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England.[1] His father was John Alexander Withers and his mother, Maria Jewell.[1] He had a brother, Frederick Clarke Withers, who also became an architect.[1]

St James' Church, Norlands.


Withers began his career as an architect in Sherborne, Dorset in 1848.[1] By 1850, he moved his practice to London.[1] With Lewis Vulliamy, he designed St James' Church, Norlands in Holland Park.[2] Withers also redesigned the church in Henfynyw, Wales in 1864-1866.[3]

St David's Church, Henfynyw.

Withers became a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1873.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Withers married Catherine Mary Vaux.[1] They had four sons and five daughters.[1]


Withers died on 7 October 1894 in London.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Basic Biographical Details: Robert Jewell Withers". Dictionary of Scottish Architects 1840-1980. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "St James, Holland Park". The Church of England. Retrieved May 13, 2016.
  3. ^ Wooding, Jonathan M.; Yates, Nigel (2011). A Guide to the Churches and Chapels of Wales. Cardiff, Wales: University of Wales Press. p. 27. ISBN 9780708321188. OCLC 751780116.