John Brown (architect)

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John Brown (1805–1876)[1] was a 19th-century architect working in Norwich, in the county of Norfolk, England. His buildings include churches and workhouses.


All Saints, Hainford, Norfolk (1838–40).

He was the pupil of the architect William Brown of Ipswich, a close relative.[1] He was, along with his two sons, the surveyor for Norwich Cathedral, where his work there included a restoration of the crossing tower, undertaken during the 1830s.[2] He was appointed county surveyor for Norfolk in 1835.[3]


Brown's works include:[4]


  1. ^ a b "Basic Biographical Details". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
  2. ^ Pevsner 1962, p.211.
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Wilson, Bill (2002). Norfolk 2 (2nd ed.). New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300096576.
  4. ^ List from Howard Colvin (1978). A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600–1840. John Murray. p. 145. ISBN 0-7195-3328-7. except where otherwise cited.
  5. ^ Pevsner 1962, p.184.
  6. ^ "East Anglian Workhouses". Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  7. ^ Pevsner 1962, p.149.
  8. ^ Pevsner 1962, p.158.
  9. ^ a b Homan, Roger (1984). The Victorian Churches of Kent. Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd. p. 106. ISBN 0-85033-466-7.
  10. ^ Geoffrey Kelly, Book of Bergh Apton (Halsgrove 2005) ISBN 1-84114-418-5


Pevsner, Nikolaus (1962). North-East Norfolk and Norwich. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books.