Sub-sub-sub-series 4 - Landscape Design Recommendations: Edward Lapidge

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SJCR/SJES/5/3/1/4

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GB 1859 SJCR/SJES/5/3/1/4

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Landscape Design Recommendations: Edward Lapidge

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  • 1832 (Creation)

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(1779-1860)

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Edward Lapidge was an architect, designer and surveyor based in London. He was the eldest son of Samuel Lapidge, a former assistant to Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and the Chief Gardener at Hampton Court Palace. In 1824 Edward was appointed Surveyor to the County of Surrey. Between 1825 and 1828 he designed and built Kingston Bridge in London. Lapidge submitted designs that were not adopted for new buildings at King’s College in 1823 and the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1835. In October 1830, Lapidge produced a plan for the new Cambridge Botanical Gardens, but legal issues meant that the work was delayed and his designs were never carried out in full. Two years later, he submitted plans for the landscaping of the grounds around New Court at St John’s College, Cambridge. Lapidge was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1838. He died in February 1860.

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Recommendations for the landscaping of the grounds around New Court, produced by Edward Lapidge.

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D33.1.24

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  • Box: 87/COLLEGE