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
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