Sir Robert Smirke
(1781-1867)

architect and Knight Bachelor (from 1832)

Died aged c. 86

Sir Robert Smirke RA (1 October 1780 – 18 April 1867) was an English architect, one of the leaders of Greek Revival architecture, though he also used other architectural styles. As architect to the Board of Works he designed several major public buildings including the main block and facade of the British Museum. He was a pioneer of the use of concrete foundations.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

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Sir Robert Smirke 1781-1867 architect lived here

81 Charlotte Street, Camden, W1, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Sir Robert Smirke 1781-1867 architect lived and died here

Montpellier House, Suffolk Square, Cheltenham, United Kingdom where they died (1867) and lived

Benjamin Gott. The rise of this pioneering Leeds Industrialist was meteoric. At the age of 30 he built the world's woollen mill. Vast in scale, its 1000 workers made superfine cloth, army cloth and blankets exported worldwide. Using his wealth to buy this estate, he had its grounds landscaped by Humphry Repton. The house whose remodelling in neo-Grecian style is attributed to Sir Robert Smirke, was filled with paintings, sculpture and books. 1762- 1840

Gotts Park Golf Club, Armley Ridge Road, Leeds, United Kingdom where they designed