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date: 13 December 2019

Teulon, S(amuel) S(anders)locked

(b Greenwich, March 2, 1812; d London, May 2, 1873).
  • Matthew Saunders

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(b Greenwich, March 2, 1812; d London, May 2, 1873).

English architect. The quintessential rogue of High Victorian design, he is celebrated chiefly for his Gothic country houses and churches in an eclectic style inspired as much by Continental as by domestic models, and even occasionally Muslim. His family was of French Huguenot descent; his father, Samuel sr, was a cabinet-maker and surveyor. His brother, W. Milford Teulon (1823/4–1900), was also an architect. Teulon was trained in the Drawing School of the Royal Academy, after which he worked for, successively, George Legg and George Porter (c. 1796–1856), two London builders. In 1841–2 he accompanied the architects Ewan Christian (1814–95), Horace Jones, T. Hayter Lewis (c. 1818–98) and Arthur John Green (1820/21–55), nephew of William Tite, on an extended tour of France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and Germany. From 1846 until his death he lived at 3 The Green, Hampstead, London. He was a convinced Christian of evangelical persuasion....

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