Featured Destination

November 2018: The National Forest

It may be stating the obvious, but the best reason for visiting the National Forest in October is what New Englanders call leaf-peeping. Stuck in ...More
More Uk destinations

Henry Holland
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Fulham, London
Born on 20th of July 1745
Died on 17th of June 1806

While the earlier virtuoso Wren may spring to mind as London’s most celebrated architect because of his church commissions, Henry Holland probably contributed more to the ambience and overall look of the capital. He was responsible for large swathes of greenfield construction in Knightsbridge and Chelsea – including the emblematic Sloane Square - that epitomise one particularly elegant and desirable aspect of the city, as well as landmark buildings like The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and The Royal Opera House.
The neo-classical style Holland developed in his practice and from his training under Capability Brown, suited commissions like that for Brook’s Club, one of his earliest efforts, and the remodelling of York House into The Albany Apartments near the end of his career.
Outside his home city of London – he was born in Fulham - he was also responsible for Berrington Hall near Leominster, but his most famous work away from the capital is not now recalled for his efforts: he was the architect chosen by the Prince Regent to create in 1786 his Brighton Pavilion, a structure altered nearly beyond recognition by the flamboyant fripperies added after 1810 by Nash.

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Henry Holland?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

3786 views since 11th March 2009

Brit Quote:
A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion. - George Orwell
More Quotes

On this day:
Shakespeare marries Anne Hathaway - 1582, London Gazette First Published - 1665, Treasure Island Published - 1883, Britain’s first female mayor elected - 1908, BBC begins Broadcasts - 1922, Coventry Blitz - 1940, NME Publishes First UK Singles Chart - 1952, First British Record Chart Published - 1952, Princess Anne and Mark Phillips Marry - 1973
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages