Leverton, Thomas

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Leverton, Thomas (1743–1824). English builder and architect, he was a successful developer in late-C18 London. There is no evidence that he planned Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London (1775–80), but he certainly decorated some of the houses there (1, 6, 10, and 13). Leverton's style was influenced by that of the fashionable Adam brothers, as the Neo-Classical interiors of Watton Wood Hall (now Woodhall Park), Herts. (1777–81), and Plaistow Lodge, Bromley, Kent (1780), demonstrated. Leverton built 65 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London (1772), for Henry Kendall, who had originally enabled Leverton to perfect his knowledge of architecture. In turn, Leverton took on Kendall's son, Henry Edward Kendall, as a pupil. He laid out Hamilton Place, Piccadilly, London (1806), for the Crown.


Colvin (1995);
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004);
W. Papworth (1852);
Summerson (ed.) (1988, 1993)

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