Thomas Ripley(1682-1758), Architect
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Architect. Ripley is said to have walked to London from Yorkshire to seek his fortune, initially working as a carpenter. As an architect in the Office of Works he came under the influence of the Palladian style promulgated by Lord Burlington and Colen Campbell. He was responsible for the Admiralty Building in Whitehall, 1723-6. He succeeded Sir John Vanbrugh as Comptroller of the King's Works in 1726.
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