James Pennethorne

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Sir James Pennethorne (4 June 1801-1871) was a notable 19th century English architect and planner, particularly associated with buildings and parks in central London.

Born in Worcester, Pennethorne travelled to London in 1820 to study architecture under, first, August Pugin and then John Nash. Like many architects of the period, he spent time studying in Italy (1824-1826). He then returned to London to work for Nash on several government buildings, and – like Nash – became well-known for his planning work and for landscaping London parks. He served for some years as chief architect at the government’s Office of Works.

His building works include:

His parks include:

His pupils included Henry Saxon Snell (1830-1904).

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