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Richard Shackleton Pope

Bristol, Vyvyan Terrace, Clifton

Richard Shackleton Pope, 1791-1884

Richard's father Thomas Pope was clerk of works to Sir Robert Smirke at the Royal Mint and assistant to Henry Holland at Woburn Abbey. He came to Bristol as a district surveyor 1801-15, and his son returned to supervise the building of the Philosophical Institution in Park Street for C.R.Cockerell in 1821. He made the rest of his career in Bristol, and his son Thomas continued to work in the city into the C20.

Pope's early work includes the careful and severely Grecian Magistrates' Court in Corn Street of 1829 and the Wool Hall, St. Thomas' Street of 1828-30 (see below) as well as Bush House. His later works include the CorinthianGlossary Term [1] temple fronted St Mary on the Quay (1839), the PerpendicularGlossary Term [2] Guildhall (1843) and the GothicGlossary Term [3] Revival Assize Courts, Small Street (1867), turning his hand to almost any style.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009