Samuel Sanders Teulon

Samuel Sanders Teulon, architect, was born on 2nd March 1812 at Crooms Hill, Greenwich. He was one of four sons of Samuel Teulon whose father was on Huguenot descent. Teulon was educated at the Royal Academy Schools and was articled to George Legg and George Porter before setting up his practice in London from 1838.

Teulon practised in the Gothic style and was commissioned to build a series of country houses. Among his houses, his most notable designs included Shadwell, Norfolk; Elvetham Hall, Hampshire; and Bestwood Park, Nottinghamshire. These houses were in the high Victorian style with a multitude of towers and gables, and 'studiously observed symmetry'. Teulon also built a number of spectacular churches including St. Stephen's, Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead.

Teulon died on 2 May 1873 in his house at Hampstead.

Bibliography

Richards, J. M. (2004) ‘Teulon, Samuel Sanders (1812–1873)’, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, Oxford) [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/38055, accessed 18 Nov 2007]

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