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W.H. Ashpitel

W.H. Ashpitel, Architect and Surveyor (1776-1852)


Ashpitel family monument, St John's Churchyard, Hackney.

W.H. Ashpitel was the developer of theLea Bridge Dock.

He was surveyor of Hackney and advisor to Rhodes in the development of De Beauvoir Town.

Ashpitel was a pupil ofDaniel Asher Alexanderand then ofJohn Rennie the Elder. He assisted in the designs for theLondon Docksand was concerned in theKennet and Avon canal, and in the work of tunnelling under the town ofBath, Somerset. He was in partnership withJames Savage, and then on his won. Amongst other buildings he designedSir Charles Talbot's house atDeepdene.

His son,Arthur Ashpitel,was also an architect whodesigned the School House at Lea Bridge and was a writer on architectural subjects.

leabridge.org.uk December 2012