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Soissons, Comte d'Ostel, Baron Longroy. Louis-Emmanuel-Jean-Guy de Savoie-Carignan de

Soissons, Comte d'Ostel, Baron Longroy. Louis-Emmanuel-Jean-Guy de Savoie-Carignan de (1890–1962). Canadian-born architect, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and at the Royal Academy in London. He designed several buildings in England including houses at Bagshot, Surrey (1914), the Earl Haig Memorial Homes, Meadow Head, Sheffield, Yorks. (1928–9), Broom Park and Huxhams Cross Houses, Dartington Hall, Devon (1932–3), and much else, but he is best known for the many buildings he designed at Welwyn Garden City, Herts. (1919–60), where he introduced a pleasing Neo-Georgian style with a Colonial flavour to the second English Garden City.

Bibliography

Architectural Review, lxvi/392 (July 1929), 7–16;
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004);
RIBA Journal (Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects), ser. 3, xliii/8 (8 Aug. 1936), 975–84

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