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Ignatius Bonomi

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Ignatius Bonomi (1787–1870) was an English architect and surveyor, with Italian origins by his father, strongly associated with Durham in north-east England.

Life

He was the son of an architect and draughtsman, Joseph Bonomi (1739–1808), who had worked with Robert and James Adam, while his brother Joseph Bonomi the Younger was a noted artist, sculptor and Egyptologist.

Bonomi was Surveyor of Bridges for the County of Durham, and his works included one of the first railway bridges in Britain, over the River Skerne, near Darlington, for the Stockton and Darlington Railway, in 1824 (hence he is sometimes referred to as 'the first railway architect').[1]

He was also responsible for a number of church buildings (including commissions at Durham Cathedral). Other historic buildings, in Gothic and neo-classical styles, included Durham Castle, Lambton Castle (continuing the work started by his father), Durham Prison, Elvet Hill House (1820), Burn Hall,[2] Windlestone Hall and Eggleston Hall, all in County Durham. In Derbyshire he designed Christ Church King Sterndale near Buxton, built in 1848–9 for the Pickford family, founders of the Pickfords removals business.

In 1817 Bonomi was contracted to design a mansion, Normanby Hall, in Normanby.

Other works included the remodelling of Crossbeck House (Normanby) (1824) the design of Marton House near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria (1822), Blagdon Hall (1830) in Stannington near Morpeth, St Mary's Church, Sunderland (1830), the church of St John the Baptist in Leeming, North Yorkshire (1839) and the restoration of St Nicholas House, Richmond, North Yorkshire. For his brother Joseph, he also designed a house, "The Camels", at Wimbledon in south-west London. He also designed houses at Masterman Place in Middleton-in-Teesdale.

In 1831, Bonomi took on John Loughborough Pearson as an apprentice. In 1842 he entered into a partnership with John Augustus Cory, later Cumberland County Architect (from 1862). The church of St John the Evangelist, Nenthead (1845, the highest church in England) was one of their joint projects.

References

  1. ^ A.F. Sealey, D. Walters (May 1964). "The First Railway Architect". Architectural Review.
  2. ^ British Listed Buildings - Burn Hall, Durham

Bibliography

  • Peter Meadows, Ignatius Bonomi: An Architect in Cleveland, Cleveland and Teesside Local History Society's Bulletin, 50 (1986).
  • Peter Meadows, Bonomi, Ignatius Richard Frederick Nemesius (1787–1870), Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2005 accessed 31 October 2010
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