The History of Leith

April 27, 2013

William Bruce (architect)

Sir William Bruce of Kinross, 1st Baronet (circa 1630 – 1 January 1710) was a Scottish gentleman-architect, “the effective founder of classical architecture in Scotland,” as Howard Colvin observes.As a key figure in introducing the Palladian style into Scotland, he has been compared to the pioneering English architects Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren, and to the contemporaneous introducers of French style in English domestic architecture, Hugh May and Sir Roger Pratt. for more click here

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