Sir William Chambers RA
(1723-1796)

Died aged c. 73

Sir William Chambers RA (23 February 1723 – 10 March 1796) was a Scottish-Swedish architect, based in London. Among his best-known works are Somerset House, London, and the pagoda at Kew. Chambers was a founder member of the Royal Academy.

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No 37 Market Place On this site once stood the home of Hugh Ripley, the last Wakeman (1604) and the first Mayor of Ripon (1605). In the 1730s the celebrated architect Sir William Chambers spent his boyhood here. It was the main Post Office from 1860 to 1906 and later for about 30 years it became the popular Lawrence Restaurant and Ballroom.

37 Market Place, Ripon, United Kingdom where they spent his boyhood