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Goodwin, Francis

Goodwin, Francis (1784–1835). English architect. He established a practice in 1819 and designed a number of churches in a late-Gothic style as well as several Classical buildings of which the Greek Revival Town Hall at Manchester (1822–5—demolished) was the most accomplished. He published Domestic Architecture (1833–4), reissued in 1835 as Rural Architecture. His unrealized designs for a ‘Grand National Cemetery’ for London (1830) were in a spectacular and monumental Greek Revival style. His masterpiece was Lissadell, Co. Sligo (1831–2—the finest Neo-Classical house in Ireland).

Bibliography

AH, i (1958), 60–72;
Colvin (1995);
J. Curl (2002a)
Goodwin (1850);

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