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Francis Hiorne

Francis Hiorne FSA (1744 – 9 December 1789) was an architect and builder based in Warwick.

BackgroundEdit

He was the son of William Hiorne (c.1712 – 22 April 1776) and Mary Duncalfe. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries on 7 April 1784.[1]

WorksEdit

 
St Mary’s Church, Tetbury
 
St Mary and St Giles, Stoney Stratford
 
Hiorne Tower, Arundel Castle
  • Galleries in St Mary’s Church, Warwick, 1769 reconstruction
  • St Mary’s Church, Tetbury, Glos. (1771–1781)
  • St Anne’s Church, Belfast (1772–1776) demolished 1900. St. Anne's Cathedral now stands on the site.
  • St Bartholomew’s Church, Tardebigge 1776 – 1777[2]
  • St Mary & St Giles Church, Stony Stratford 1777
  • Hiorne’s Tower, Arundel Castle 1789 - 1790

He also influenced the design of Rosemary Street Presbyterian Church, Belfast, erected in 1783.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Gentleman’s Magazine. Vol. 88. 1800. p 1145.
  2. ^ The Buildings of England. Worcestershire. Nikolaus Pevsner. 2007. p623
  3. ^ Historical Memorials of the First Presbyterian Church. Belfast, 1887, p.21