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Brakspear was consulting architect to the Dean and Canons of Windsor. Pictured is Windsor Castle's Round Tower

Sir Harold Brakspear KCVO (10 March 1870 – 20 November 1934[1]) was an English restoration architect and archaeologist.[2]

He restored a number of ancient and notable buildings, including[2] Bath Abbey, Windsor Castle, Brownston House in Devizes and St Cyriac's Church in Lacock.[3] He lived in Corsham, Wiltshire, close to his projects at Lacock Abbey,[4] Hazelbury Manor and Great Chalfield Manor.[2]

Brakspear was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 1931 New Year Honours.[5]


  1. ^ Sir Harold Brakspear dies at Bath. Bath Chronicle and Herald. 24 November 1934. p. 26 – via Wikisource.
  2. ^ a b c "Brakspear, Harold". Who's Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  3. ^ Clark-Maxwell, W. G. (2014). "The Late Sir Harold Brakspear, K.C.V.O". Archaeological Journal. 91 (1): 405–405. doi:10.1080/00665983.1934.10853635. ISSN 0066-5983.
  4. ^ Cranage, David Herbert Somerset (1934). The Home of the Monk. CUP Archive. pp. 116–.
  5. ^ "No. 33675". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1930. p. 7.

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