Hakewill, Henry

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Hakewill, Henry (1771–1830). English architect. He designed two distinguished Greek Revival buildings: Coed Coch, Denbighshire, Wales (1804), a country-house with a diagonally placed portico (demolished) and stair; and St Peter's Church, Eaton Square, London (1824–7—rebuilt after a fire in 1987). He had a large and flourishing practice, mostly concerned with country-houses, and he published an account of the Roman villa at Northleigh, Oxon. (1823). His brother, James (1778–1843), is known primarily for his many architectural and topographical publications, including a work on the abattoirs of Paris (1828) and Views…in the Regent's Park, laid out from the Designs of Decimus Burton (1831), although he designed buildings, all architecturally competent.

Bibliography

Colvin (1995);
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004)