John Johnson, 1732-1814: Georgian Architect and County Surveyor of Essex


An in-depth journey of John Johnson’s architectural work, from his early career in London in 1732 right through to his last years in the 1800’s.

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Johnson’s work began as a speculative builder but he gradually created a reputation for himself in this industry which led to being appointed Surveyor to the County of Essex.

The author describes Johnson’s tireless efforts to maintain the county’s bridges, the gaol and houses of correction as well as his most famous work in rebuilding the Shire Hall.

This book is a fantastic insight into the sophisticated architecture of Georgian England and the demanding life of a County Surveyor.


Author: Nancy R. Briggs


Format: 38 pages, Paperback

Published: Essex Record Office Publications, 1992

ISBN 10: 0900360828  ISBN 13: 9780900360824

Language: English

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Weight 605 g


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