Thomas Harrison (7 August (baptised) 1744 – 29 March 1829) was an English architect and bridge engineer who trained in Rome, where he studied classical architecture. Returning to England, he won the competition in 1782 for the design of Skerton Bridge in Lancaster. After moving to Lancaster he worked on local buildings, received commissions for further bridges, and designed country houses in Scotland. In 1786 Harrison was asked to design new buildings within the grounds of Lancaster and Chester castles, projects that occupied him, together with other works, until 1815. On both sites he created accommodation for prisoners, law courts, and a shire hall, while working on various other public buildings, gentlemen's clubs, churches, houses, and monuments elsewhere. His final major commission wa

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  • Thomas Harrison (7 August (baptised) 1744 – 29 March 1829) was an English architect and bridge engineer who trained in Rome, where he studied classical architecture. Returning to England, he won the competition in 1782 for the design of Skerton Bridge in Lancaster. After moving to Lancaster he worked on local buildings, received commissions for further bridges, and designed country houses in Scotland. In 1786 Harrison was asked to design new buildings within the grounds of Lancaster and Chester castles, projects that occupied him, together with other works, until 1815. On both sites he created accommodation for prisoners, law courts, and a shire hall, while working on various other public buildings, gentlemen's clubs, churches, houses, and monuments elsewhere. His final major commission was for the design of Grosvenor Bridge in Chester. Some of Harrison's designs, including his buildings at Lancaster Castle, were Gothic in style, but most were Neoclassical, particularly those at Chester Castle. He was regarded at the time, and since, as a major influence in the emergence of the Greek Revival in British architecture. A bridge he designed at the start of his career, and another towards the end of his career, incorporated innovative features; Skerton Bridge was the first substantial bridge in England to have a flat roadway, and the Grosvenor Bridge was the longest single-arched masonry bridge in the world at the time of its construction. Many of Harrison's structures have survived, most of them now designated by English Heritage as listed buildings. Despite his work being nationally admired he spent his entire career in northwest England, visiting London only occasionally; most of his buildings were in Lancashire, Cheshire, and the nearby counties. (en)
  • Thomas Harrison (* 7. August (getauft) 1744 in Richmond, North Yorkshire, Königreich Großbritannien; † 29. März 1829 in Chester, Cheshire, Vereinigtes Königreich) war ein englischer Architekt und Ingenieur. Er baute eine Reihe von Brücken, darunter die Grosvenor Bridge in Chester. Zu seinen Arbeiten gehören auch Umbauten der Schlösser in Chester und Lancaster. Seine Bauwerke sind zum größten Teil der klassizistischen Architektur zuzurechnen. (de)
  • Thomas Harrison baptisé le 7 août 1744 à Richmond (Yorkshire du Nord) et mort le 29 mars 1829 à Chester est un architecte et ingénieur britannique. Architecte néo-classique, il fit ses études à Rome. Il devint ensuite un des architectes du Greek Revival. Il commença cependant sa carrière en dessinant des ponts. Il travailla au réaménagement de Broomhall, résidence écossaise de Lord Elgin. * Portail de l’architecture et de l’urbanisme Portail de l’architecture et de l’urbanisme * Portail du Royaume-Uni Portail du Royaume-Uni (fr)
  • Thomas Harrison (Richmond, Yorkshire, 7 de agosto (batizado) 1744 - 29 de março 1829, Chester, Cheshire, Reino Unido) foi um arquiteto e engenheiro inglês de pontes que estudou em Roma arquitetura clássica. Venceu o concurso em 1782 para o projeto de Ponte de Skerton em Lancaster (Lancashire). Após se mudar para Lancaster, ele trabalhou em edifícios locais , recebeu comissões para novas pontes, e projetou casas de campo na Escócia. Em 1786 Harrison foi convidado para projetar novos edifícios dentro do recinto de Lancaster e Chester Castle. Em ambos os sítios, ele criou alojamento para os presos, tribunais e um salão de condado, clubes de cavalheiros, igrejas, casas e monumentos. A sua última grande comissão foi para o projeto de Grosvenor Bridge em Chester. Alguns dos projetos de Harrison, incluindo os seus edifícios em Lancaster Castle, pertenciam ao estilo gótico. No entanto, a maioria eram neoclássicos, particularmente aqueles em Chester Castle. Ele foi considerado, na época, e desde então, como uma grande influência no surgimento do Revivalismo grego na arquitetura britânica. Projetou uma ponte no início da sua carreira e outra no final, incorporando características inovadoras. A ponte de Skerton foi a primeira ponte substancial na Inglaterra a ter uma estrada plana, e a segunda foi a ponte Grosvenor, contendo o mais longo de um único arco de alvenaria do mundo (na época da sua construção). Muitas das estruturas de Harrison têm sobrevivido, mas a maioria delas faz agora parte do Património Inglês. Apesar de seu trabalho ser admirado nacionalmente, ele passou toda a sua carreira no noroeste da Inglaterra pois a maioria de seus edifícios estavam em Lancashire, Cheshire e nos municípios próximos. (pt)
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  • Thomas Harrison (* 7. August (getauft) 1744 in Richmond, North Yorkshire, Königreich Großbritannien; † 29. März 1829 in Chester, Cheshire, Vereinigtes Königreich) war ein englischer Architekt und Ingenieur. Er baute eine Reihe von Brücken, darunter die Grosvenor Bridge in Chester. Zu seinen Arbeiten gehören auch Umbauten der Schlösser in Chester und Lancaster. Seine Bauwerke sind zum größten Teil der klassizistischen Architektur zuzurechnen. (de)
  • Thomas Harrison baptisé le 7 août 1744 à Richmond (Yorkshire du Nord) et mort le 29 mars 1829 à Chester est un architecte et ingénieur britannique. Architecte néo-classique, il fit ses études à Rome. Il devint ensuite un des architectes du Greek Revival. Il commença cependant sa carrière en dessinant des ponts. Il travailla au réaménagement de Broomhall, résidence écossaise de Lord Elgin. * Portail de l’architecture et de l’urbanisme Portail de l’architecture et de l’urbanisme * Portail du Royaume-Uni Portail du Royaume-Uni (fr)
  • Thomas Harrison (7 August (baptised) 1744 – 29 March 1829) was an English architect and bridge engineer who trained in Rome, where he studied classical architecture. Returning to England, he won the competition in 1782 for the design of Skerton Bridge in Lancaster. After moving to Lancaster he worked on local buildings, received commissions for further bridges, and designed country houses in Scotland. In 1786 Harrison was asked to design new buildings within the grounds of Lancaster and Chester castles, projects that occupied him, together with other works, until 1815. On both sites he created accommodation for prisoners, law courts, and a shire hall, while working on various other public buildings, gentlemen's clubs, churches, houses, and monuments elsewhere. His final major commission wa (en)
  • Thomas Harrison (Richmond, Yorkshire, 7 de agosto (batizado) 1744 - 29 de março 1829, Chester, Cheshire, Reino Unido) foi um arquiteto e engenheiro inglês de pontes que estudou em Roma arquitetura clássica. Venceu o concurso em 1782 para o projeto de Ponte de Skerton em Lancaster (Lancashire). Após se mudar para Lancaster, ele trabalhou em edifícios locais , recebeu comissões para novas pontes, e projetou casas de campo na Escócia. Em 1786 Harrison foi convidado para projetar novos edifícios dentro do recinto de Lancaster e Chester Castle. Em ambos os sítios, ele criou alojamento para os presos, tribunais e um salão de condado, clubes de cavalheiros, igrejas, casas e monumentos. A sua última grande comissão foi para o projeto de Grosvenor Bridge em Chester. (pt)
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