Greenway, Francis Howard

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Greenway, Francis Howard (1777–1837). English architect. A pupil of Nash, he set up in business in Bristol with his builder and stonemason brothers (c.1805), himself providing the architectural expertise. The firm built the Hotel and Assembly Rooms in The Mall, Clifton, and erected many housing developments. He was found guilty of forgery in connection with a contract to complete a house, and was transported to Australia in 1812. In 1816 he became Civil Architect to the Government of New South Wales, and designed many public buildings in Sydney, including St James's Church (1819–24), the Barracks (1817–19), the Macquarie Tower, and the stables of Government House. The last were in the castellated style, but most of his other buildings were competent and well-proportioned essays in Classicism. He also designed St Matthew's Church, Windsor (1817–20), and St Luke's Church, Liverpool (1818), both in New South Wales.

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