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English James Gibbs

Full Title  
First Name   James
Middle Name(s)  
Last Name / Firm Name   Gibbs

Nationality   English
Birth Date   1682
Death Date   1754
Circa Date  

Gibbs was a high Tory architect who is most noted for his famous design for the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London. St. Martin-in-the-Fields was remarkably advanced for its time, even when examined within the context of Continental European design trends. John Wilton-Ely, writing in "The Triumph of the Baroque: Architecture in Europe 1600-1750": "In the history of ecclesiastical architecture, Gibbs's church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields was to prove one of the most influential designs throughout the English-speaking world of Protestant worship." Ditchley Park is considered Gibbs's most important country house.

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House for Sir William Carew, Circa 1719
Pavilions at the furthest ends of the House for 3rd Duke (executed to Gibbs's designs by Stephen Wright), Circa 1730-40
House for Thomas Patten, 1750
Original house for Lord Weymouth, 1705
House for John Smith Barry, 1750-55
Remodeled courtyard buildings and added screen (demolished) for widow of 2nd Earl of Burlington., 1708-15
Outside balustraded flight of stairs to main entrance for Sir John Harpur, Bt. (demolished 1806). Executed by Francis Smith., 1727-28
Probably responsible for look of the House in its finished form (took over from James)., 1715-19
Designed House for Christopher Horton, 1741
Stables for Hon. John Verney, 18th century
Rebuilt House for 2nd Earl of Lichfield, 1720-42
Great Room for Lord Vane, Circa 1723
Enlarged for Coteworth's son-in-law, Henry Ellison., 1729-33
Folly Arch for Sir Jeremy Sambrooke, 1754
Gardens, including follies, in the style of Le Notre, and Portico on House (removed during circa 1805 alterations)., Circa 1720
Great Hall for 3rd Baronet; follies., 1739-40
Added four domes with cupolas for Sir Robert Walpole, 1725-28
House for William Hanbury, 1728-32
House, 1740s-50s
Octagon House, 1720
Rebuilt House (remained unfinished upon Gibbs's death) for Sir John Astley, Circa 1738-54
Interiors, including Great Hall., 1748-55
Ornamental outbuildings, probably including Entrance Lodge piers carved by Rysbrack,
Alterations to South Side of House for Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham., 1731-35
Imperial Closet (1726-28, dem), Temple of Friendship (1739), Gothic Temple, aka Temple of Liberty (1741-44), Lady's Temple (1744-48, remodeled circa 1775 and renamed Queen's Temple), The Belvedere (demolished 1764 and re-erected as The Fane of Pastoral Poetry, now a ruin), Boycott Pavilions (later altered by Borra)., 1726-48
House for Duke of Argyll and Greenwich, 1726-28
Ornamental buildings and follies for William Gore, 1730s
Interiors of Gallery (designed by von Bodt) for 1st Earl of Strafford. Patrick Eyres believes that Gibbs was much more involved with the design of the interiors of the House and garden buildings than previously thought., 1734
Alterations and additions, including Library and Chapel, for Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford., 1719-21
Baroque interiors of Church, 1747

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