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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
23rd March 1933 Born today: Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
23rd March 1905 Born today: Ralph Perring, Lord Mayor (London)
23rd March 1889 The free Woolwich ferry service was launched by Sir Joseph Bazalgette.
23rd March 1861 London's 1st tramcars, designed by Mr Train of NY, begins operating
23rd March 1743 George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah premieres in London
23rd March 1729 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth married Jane Thornhill, daughter of artist Sir James Thornhill.
An Architect to the Royals
Windsor Castle architect once called this house home
Location: 39 Brook Street, Marylebone, W1
Description: Sir Jeffry Wyattville was an English architect and garden designer. His original surname was Wyatt, and his name is sometimes also written as Jeffrey and his surname as Wyatville.
He was trained by his uncles Samuel Wyatt and James Wyatt, who were both leading architects.
He is mainly remembered for making alterations and extensions to Chatsworth House and Windsor Castle. He also completed his uncle James's gothic Ashridge in Hertfordshire.