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Samuel Beazley

Samuel Beazley was an eclectic architect and a playwright active in the 19th century. The son of a maker of accoutrements for the army, from Westminster, England he received his training in architecture from his uncle, Charles Beazley. Other than his writing, he is most noted for his designs of theatres in and around London as well as abroad. He designed several other works in Ireland, the Isle of Wight, Scotland and England. Later in his career he took up a post as architect to the South-Eastern Railway Company for which he designed stations, hotels and even a new town for its employees. Born in 1786, in Parliament Street, Westminster, he died 12 October 1851 at his country home, Tonbridge Castle, in Kent.


Colvin, Howard, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, 3rd edition (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995), pp. 115-116.

Earl, John, ‘Beazley, Samuel (1786–1851)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

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