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  • History of the site

    Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661-1736) was a master of the English baroque style; a tempered version of the flamboyant, repetitious, and highly decorated European baroque. Hawksmoor, whose illustrious colleagues included John Vanbrugh, Thomas Archer, and James Gibbs, was made a Commissioner under Queen Anne's New Churches Act of 1711 that stipulated: "50 new churches [were to be…

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  • History of the site

    As one of the group of Thames-side villas that survive from the 18th Century, Strawberry Hill's significance in architectural style, political history and connections to the life of Horace Walpole is compelling. Strawberry Hill once enjoyed fine views down to the River Thames in West London. It stands out even among the other eighteenth century…

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