BROWN, William

c.1780 - 1851

An architect, surveyor and timber merchant, founder of the Ipswich timber firm of William Brown & Company. He practiced as an architect in Ipswich, often designing in the Greek Revival style. He married at St Lawrence church, Ipswich on 23 May 1810 Harriet Jermyn. He designed the Norfolk Lunatic Asylum, Thorpe next Norwich 1811-1814 and in 1841 a 60 year old inmate of Belle Vue Asylum, St Helens, Ipswich where he died in 1851. In 1806 he exhibited at The Norwich Society of Artists from Ipswich 'Ground plan for a design for a corn-exchange, proposed to be built on Castle-meadow [Norwich]' and other designs for this building.