Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, architect, was baptised on the 11th of May 1723 in Shrewsbury. He was originally trained as a joiner but during the 1740s he established an architectural practice the worked in Shropshire an neighbouring counties. His works included the creation of domestic interiors as well as designs for funerary monuments. The former provide evidence to suggest that Pritchard was well-versed in both rococo and the gothic of Batty Langley. His internal commissions include Croft Castle (1765), Herefordshire. Pritchard died on the 23rd December 1777 in Shrewsbury.