Robert Jewell Withers

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Robert Jewell Withers
Born2 February 1824
Died7 October 1894
SpouseCatherine 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 and worked in America.[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] Withers became a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1873.[1]

Selected works[edit]

St David's Church, Henfynyw

Personal life[edit]

Withers married Catherine Vaux on 20 April 1854 at the parish church in Croydon.[7] They had four sons and five daughters. He was an organist at St John's Church, Kennington.[1]

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


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Basic Biographical Details: Robert Jewell Withers". Dictionary of Scottish Architects 1840–1980. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  2. ^ Cadw. "St Dogfael's, Meline (Grade II) (19167)". National Historic Assets of Wales. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  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.
  4. ^ Sheppard, F. H. W., ed. (1973). "Survey of London: Volume 37, North Kensington: The Norland estate". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 2 August 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Historic England. "Church of St James, Kensington (1226520)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Church of St James, Avebury (1193084)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Married," The Morning Chroncle [London], (April 24, 1954): p. 8