Anthony Keck

Anthony Keck (1726–1797) was an 18th-century English architect with an extensive practice in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and South Wales.[1]

The Orangery at Margam Park – Keck's most important work


Keck was born at Randwick, Gloucestershire in 1726[2] He designed in the "austere Neoclassical style of the late eighteenth century – a provincial follower of Robert Adam."[3]

He died at Kings Stanley, Gloucestershire, the village where he had his workshop and studio for most of his life, on 4 October 1797 at the age of seventy.[1] He died at Beech House in the village, the home he partly designed for himself,[4] and is buried in St. George's Church.


Keck is credited with designing some fifty[3] country houses in the South-West of England and South Wales. His works include:

Keck's work was not confined to country houses, including churches, such as Old St. Martin's, Worcestershire[5] and St. Peter and St. Paul's, Upton-Upon-Severn, including its famed lantern and cupola;[6] public buildings, such as the Worcester Royal Infirmary[7] and contributions to the Stroudwater canal.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Parks and Gardens UK". Archived from the original on 2012-12-23. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  2. ^ "ANTHONY KECK Architect". 1988-10-27. Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  3. ^ a b Jones, Nigel R. (2005). Architecture of England, Scotland, and Wales – Nigel R. Jones – Google Books. ISBN 9780313318504. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  4. ^ Good Stuff IT Services (1960-06-28). "Beech House – Kings Stanley – Gloucestershire – England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  5. ^ A Church Near You. "Old St Martin, Worcester – Worcestershire | Diocese of Worcester". Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  6. ^ "Upton upon Severn – History of The Old Church". 1921-09-17. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  7. ^ Good Stuff IT Services (2009-09-25). "Worcester Royal Infirmary Main Building and Chapel, Former Outpatients, Department & King Edward – Worcester – Worcestershire – England". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-24. Retrieved 2012-02-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Gallery of architectural workEdit