Blore, Edward

BORN 13 Sep 1787, Derby, Derbyshire - DIED 4 Sep 1879, London: 4 Manchester Square
GRAVE LOCATION London: Highgate Cemetery West, Swain's Lane, Highgate

Edward Blore was the son of the antiquarian writer Thomas Blore (1754-1818). In 1811 he illustrated his father's "History of Rutland". In 1816 he met Sir Walter Scott, who became a personal friend. He had no formal training as an architect, but he worked with William Atkinson on the design of Abbotsford House. In 1882 he illustrated Thomas Frognall Dibdin's "Aedes Althorpianae".

He became Surveyor of the Fabric of Westminster Abbey in 1826 and he was involved i nthe restoration of Lambeth Palace. For prince Vorontsov he designed a large palace in Alupka, Crimea. It was built between 1828 and 1846. In 1841 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He was best known for completing John Nash's design for Buckingham Palace.

Related persons
• illustrated work of Britton, John
• was teacher of Clutton, Henry


The grave of Edward Blore at Highgate West Cemetery in London.
Picture by Androom (15 Jun 2022)


Edward Blore - Wikipedia

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Published: 19 Mar 2023
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