Sponlee, John de

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Sponlee, John de (fl. 1350–d. c.1386). English mason. Most of his work was at Windsor Castle, Berks., where he began the Vestry and Chapter House in 1350, built the Canons' Lodgings (1353), Treasury with vaulted porch (1353–4), Cloisters (1356), Spicery Gate (1357–8), New Gate and Belfry Tower (1359–60), and the Royal Lodgings (1358–65). Although William de Ramsey drew up plans for St George's Chapel in 1348–9, it was Sponlee who carried the work upwards, constructing the chapel in one of the first examples of the fully developed Perp. style.


J. Harvey (1987)