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John Nash (architect)
John Nash
john Nash (18 January 1752 – 13 May 1835) was an Anglo-Welsh architect responsible for much of the layout of Regency London. Born in Lambeth, London as the son of a Welsh millwright, Nash trained with architect Sir Robert Taylor, but his own career was initially unsuccessful and short-lived. After inheriting a substantial fortune, he retired to li
John Nash (architect)
John Nash
john Nash (18 January 1752 – 13 May 1835) was an Anglo-Welsh architect responsible for much of the layout of Regency London. Born in Lambeth, London as the son of a Welsh millwright, Nash trained with architect Sir Robert Taylor, but his own career was initially unsuccessful and short-lived. After inheriting a substantial fortune, he retired to li

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John Nash (architect)
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(18 January 1752 – 13 May 1835) wasan Anglo-Welsharchitectresponsible for much of the layoutof Regency London. Born in Lambeth, London as the son of aWelshmillwright,  Nash trained with architect Sir  Robert Taylor ,but his own career was initially unsuccessful and short-lived. After inheriting a substantial fortune, he retired to live inWales,but he lost much of his fortune through bad investments and was declared bankrupt in 1783.This forced him to resume work as an architect, focusing initially on the design of country houses, in a successful partnership with landscape garden designer,HumphryRepton; the pair would collaborate to carefully place the Nash-designed building ingrounds designed by Repton. Eventually, Nash felt able to return to work in London, in1792. Nash came to work inIreland as an architect after 1793. He designed Caledon House, County Tyrone;Killymoon Castle,near Cookstown, County Tyrone, and Kilwater Castle, Larne,County Antrim.
 Nash's work came to the attention of thePrince Regent(later KingGeorge IV
 
) who, in1811 commissioned him to develop an area then known as MarylebonePark. With the Regent's backing (and major inputs from Repton), Nash created a master plan for thearea, put into action from 1818 onwards, which stretched from St James’s northwards andincludedRegent Street, Regent's Park and its neighbouring streets, terraces and crescents of elegant town houses and villas. Nash did not complete all the detailed designs himself;in some instances, completion was left in the hands of other architects such asJamesPennethorneand the youngDecimus Burton. Nash was employed by the Prince to develop his Ocean Pavilion Palace in Brighton, originally designed by Henry Holland. Bythe early 19th century Nash finished his work on the Ocean Pavilion, which was nowtransformed into the Royal Pavilion. The Royal Pavilion still stands in Brighton today. Nash was also a director of theRegent's CanalCompany set up in 1812 to provide a canal  link from west London to theRiver Thamesin the east. Nash's masterplan provided for the canal to run around the northern edge of Regent's Park; as with other projects, he leftits execution to one of his assistants, in this caseJames Morgan. The first phase of theRegent's Canal opened in 1816.

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