Lewis Vulliamy was an architect who was born on 15th March 1791 at no. 68 Pall Mall, London. He attended the Royal Academy schools from March 1809 and set up his own practice in 1814. His first commission came in 1815 and was at Syston Park, Lincolnshire, where he designed and built a library. Vulliamy had a reputation for gothic churches, one example of which was St Batholomew's Sydenham, where he worked from 1826-31. He also built a number of public buildings across the country including the Grandstand, Wlverhampton racecourse (1828), and Epping Workhouse (1837). Vulliamy practiced in Classical, Gothic, Renaissance and Tudor styles, and is known for designing country houses such as Westonbirt, Gloucestershire. He died at his house in Clapham Common on 4th January 1871.
Bowdler, R ‘Vulliamy, Lewis (1791–1871)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/28359, accessed 4 Oct 2007]