Edward Shepherd

Edward Shepherd (died 1747) was a prominent London-based English architect and developer in the Georgian period.

Architectural work

Shepherd worked in the following projects, among others:

* Cannons, a house for James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos (1673–1744), in Middlesex (1723–25, now demolished).
* Houses in Cavendish Square, London (1724–28).
* Great Stanmore Rectory, Middlesex (1725).
* Houses in Brook Street, London (1725–29).
* Houses in St James's Square, London (1726–8), including No. 4, the Naval & Military Club and a former home of Nancy Astor from 1912 to 1942.
* Palace-fronted buildings for the 1st Duke of Chandos in Grosvenor Square, London (c1728–30, now demolished).
* Goodman's Fields Theatre, Ayliffe Street, Whitechapel, London (opened October 1732, demolished in 1746).
* Theatre Royal, now the location of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London (opened December 1732, destroyed by fire 1808).
* Development of Shepherd Market and adjoining streets in Mayfair, London (1735–46).
* Houses in South Audley Street, Mayfair, London (1736–37).
* Work on De Grey Mausoleum, Church of St John the Baptist, Flitton, Bedfordshire (1739–40).

Unfortunately, much of Shepherd's architectural work has been demolished, but perhaps his greatest legacy of the eponymous Shepherd Market, now a highly desirable location.

External links

* [http://www.shepherdmarket.co.uk/history.htm Shepherd Market, developed by Edward Shephard in 1735-46]
* [http://www.answers.com/topic/edward-shepherd Edward Shepherd] from Answers.com.
* [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41830 The Development of the Estate 1720–1785: Architects and Builders] . In F. H. W. Sheppard (editor), "Survey of London: volume 39: The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, Part 1 (General History)", pages 20–24, 1977.


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