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John Wood

1704 - 1754
Architect of Liverpool Town Hall


Wood was born in Yorkshire.  He was responsible for many of the best-known streets and buildings of Bath, such as the North and South Parades, Queen Square, the Circus, Prior Park, and Liverpool Town Hall.  His son, John Wood the Younger (1728-82), designed the Royal Crescent and the Assembly Rooms, and completed the building work on the Circus after his fathers death in 1754.

John Wood was the son of a humble builder in Bath who had a strong, almost mystical vision for Bath's future.  On December 10, 1728, the foundations were dug for his impressive Queen Square and he went on to develop the simple magnificence of what are now known as the North and South Parades.

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