Edward Shepherd (died 1747) was a prominent
London-based English architect and developer in the Georgian period.
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 StanmoreRectory, Middlesex (1725).
* Houses in
Brook Street, London (1725–29).
* Houses in
St James's Square, London (1726–8), including No. 4, the Naval & Military Cluband a former home of Nancy Astorfrom 1912 to 1942.
* Palace-fronted buildings for the 1st
Duke of Chandosin 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 Marketand 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.
* [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
* [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 Estatein Mayfair, Part 1 (General History)", pages 20–24, 1977.
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