Reveley, Willey

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Reveley, Willey (1760–99). English architect. He assisted Chambers in the building of Somerset House, London, and from 1784 to 1789 he travelled in Italy, Greece, and Egypt with the antiquary Sir Richard Worsley, Bt. (1751–1805), as an architect and draughtsman. On his return to England he established a reputation as an expert on Greek architecture. He designed the Neo-Classical All Saints' Church, Southampton (1792–5—destroyed), and a mansion at Windmill Hill, Sussex (1796–8), illustrated in New Vitruvius Britannicus (1810). His chief claim to fame is that he edited and prepared the third volume of Stuart and Revett's The Antiquities of Athens (1794), and made drawings of the pyramids at Giza (now lost).

Bibliography

Colvin (1995);
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004);
W. Papworth (1887)

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