Henry Holland's Birthday
Tuesday, 20th July 1745
The architect Henry Holland was born this day in Fulham in 1745. His father ran a building firm and did much work for Capability Brown. Henry married Brown's daughter in 1773. John Soane joined Holland's architectural practice to further his education before leaving to study in Rome.
Holland visited Paris and his interior work often owed more to French fashions than to the neoclassical style of Adam and Wyatt.
He died after suffering a seizures in June 1806. He is buried in All Saints Church, Fulham - close to the house where he was born.