Thomas Hopper (architect)

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Thomas Hopper
Known forcountry houses across southern England

Thomas Hopper (1776–1856) was an English architect of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, much favoured by King George IV, and particularly notable for his work on country houses across southern England, with occasional forays further afield, into Wales and Ireland (especially Ulster).

He was involved with improvements to the Shire Hall in Monmouth under "Royal assent", where he and Edward Haycock made the building extend down Agincourt Street, creating room for a new staircase and larger courts. Hopper took up residence in Monnow Street in Monmouth whilst this was in progress.[1]

In 1840 he exhibited designs for Butterton Hall in Staffordshire. This gothic building lasted until the First World War when it was demolished due to misuse.[2]

Hopper died in 1856.[2]


Gallery of architectural works[edit]


  1. ^ a b "History of Shire Hall". Monmouth Shire Hall. Archived from the original on 20 January 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Butterton Hall". lost country houses of England. Archived from the original on 19 May 2012.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Leigh Court (1320671)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  4. ^ Port, M. H. (2004). "Hopper, Thomas (1776–1856)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/13763. Retrieved 23 January 2013. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  5. ^ "Bryn Bras Castle". Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  6. ^ Historic England. "Amesbury Abbey (1131079)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  7. ^ Historic England. "Terling Place (1123407)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 May 2021.