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Thomas Cundy The Elder

Thomas Cundy the Elder was an architect active in the late-18th and early-19th centuries. He was born at Restowrick House in St. Dennis, Cornwall, England in 1865, the eldest son of Peter Cundy and his wife, Thomasine Wilcocks. He was baptized at St Dennis on 18 February 1765. He died on 28 December 1825 at his home in Ranelagh Street, Pimlico, London, England and was buried in the churchyard at Richmond in Surrey, England where a tomb commemorates his life. He was the father of the architect Thomas Cundy the Younger (born 1790, died 1867) who joined him in architectural practice at an early age and who later took over his architectural practice.


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