Sir Charles James Freake 1st Baronet
(1814-1884)

Died aged 70

Sir Charles James Freake, 1st Baronet (7 April 1814 – 6 October 1884) was an untrained English architect and builder, responsible for many famous 19th-century façades in London, including Eaton Square, Exhibition Road and Onslow Square, mainly specialising in domestic architecture for wealthy clients. From humble beginnings and apprenticeship as a carpenter, he became a master builder, patron of the arts — especially music — and a philanthropist.

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Sir Charles James Freake 1814-1884 builder and patron of the arts lived here

21 Cromwell Road, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7, London, United Kingdom where they lived