Buildings and structuresEdit
- April 12 – The Radcliffe Camera in Oxford, England, designed by James Gibbs, is opened as a library.
- Mathematical Bridge at Queens' College, Cambridge, England, designed by William Etheridge, is built by James Essex.
- La Vieille Charité almshouses in Marseille completed to the designs of Pierre Puget.
- Work begins on King's Chapel, in Boston, Massachusetts, designed by Peter Harrison.
- Work begins on Reales Astilleros de Esteiro in Ferrol, Spain.