Albert Reginald Powys
Memorial plaque in the Church of St Andrew, Winterbourne Tomson
|Died||8 March 1936 (aged 54)|
|Alma mater||Sherborne School|
|Parent(s)||Reverend Charles Francis Powys & Mary Cowper Johnson|
|Projects||Sissinghurst Castle Garden|
Powys was born into a large and notable literary family in 1881. Siblings included John Cowper Powys, Llewelyn Powys, Theodore Francis Powys and Philippa Powys. Educated at Sherborne School and then trained as an architect, Powys also served as the Secretary of the Society for the Protection of Ancient buildings for twenty-five years. He wrote an influential study of conservation practice, Repair of Ancient Buildings, published in 1929. Among a number of restorations, he undertook much building and rebuilding at Sissinghurst Castle Garden for Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, where the Powys Wall in the Rose Garden was named in his honour.
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