Samuel Saunders Teulon

Born in Greenwich on 2 March 1812, Samuel Saunders Teulon was the most successful architect of what became known as the ‘Rogue Architects’ during the latter half of the nineteenth century. His clients included Queen Victoria, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Dukes of Malborough and Bedford and the Earl of Dulcie. Many of his buildings were churches, but he also designed almshouses, a number of major country houses, farmhouses and estate buildings. A consistent theme through much of his work was the Gothic style of his designs, although Teulon was eclectic and freely experimented with the architectural fashions of the time. He died in 1873 at the age of 61, his funeral service being held in St Stephen’s and he is buried in the west part of Highgate Cemetary.