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Savage, James (1779–1852). English architect. He built Richmond Bridge, Dublin (1813–16), and Tempsford Bridge, Beds. (1815–20), both of which demonstrated his command of construction. He is remembered today for the Church of St Luke, Chelsea (1820–4), remarkable for its scholarly (and very early) Gothic Revival style incorporating a real stone vault supported by flying buttresses. He designed several other churches, including the Classical St James, Bermondsey, London (1827–9), and the Gothic Holy Trinity, Tottenham Green, Mddx. (1828–9). He was responsible for the Tenterden Union Workhouse, Kent (1843–7), and other workhouse buildings. He published Observations on Style in Architecture … (1836) and other works.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004)