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Essex, Jameslocked

(b Cambridge, bapt Aug 25, 1722; d Cambridge, Sept 14, 1784).
  • Thomas Cocke

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English architect. He was an enthusiastic antiquary as well as a reliable architect; he built in both the classical style of the mid-18th century and the Gothic. He was educated at the grammar school in the shadow of King’s College Chapel; at 18 years old he was already drawing ancient Cambridge buildings, including the castle and Barnwell ‘leper chapel’. On leaving school he joined the family business, which undertook general building work and joinery; when his father died in ...

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