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Abbey marks Wyatt bicentenary

Thursday, 5th September 2013

Abbey marks Wyatt bicentenary

A wreathlaying marking the bicentenary of the death of the architect James Wyatt PRA (1746-1813) was held at his grave in Westminster Abbey on Thursday 5th September 2013.

James Wyatt was Surveyor of the Fabric of Westminster Abbey between 1776 and 1813 and carried out the restoration of the Henry VII Chapel during his tenure of the post. Wyatt was also responsible for a large number of major projects for the government and the monarchy. He is buried in the Abbey’s south transept.

The Bidding was given by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall and the Address was given by Dr John Martin Robinson, Maltravers Herald  of Arms Extraordinary.

A wreath was laid by Flight Lieutenant Gerald Wyatt DFC.

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The address given by Dr John Martin Robinson

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