Famous architect George Devey's first buildings - in Penshurst

David Lough

George Devey, architect

George Devey (1820-1886) was a Victorian architect who came to specialise in country houses, estate cottages and lodges. Working from his London office in Great Marlborough Street he  eventually became well known for his work for the Rothschild family. His first important commissions in 1850 came however at Penshurst Place where he worked on the estate’s lodges, cottages and farms.  He often tried to create an artificial image of a building’s age by combining styles and materials from different eras, a method displayed in bios work at Penshurst’s Leicester Square and South Park Farm. There is little doubt that he was the forerunner of the arts and craft school of design.

Below id a list of all George Devey’s known buildings in and around Penshurst.

This page was added on 02/01/2016.

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