Sir Charles James Freake

Sir Charles James Freake

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Death 6 Oct 1884 (aged 70)
Burial West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 71874126 · View Source
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1st Baronet Freake of Cromwell House. He was an architect and builder, responsible for many famous 19th century facades in west London, including Eaton Square and Onslow Square. He received an apprenticeship as a carpenter, and became a master builder, patron of the arts, especially music, and a philanthropist. In 1838, he was a builder, and acquired some house plots in Elizabeth Street. Over a five year period he built forty houses in South Eaton Place and Chester Row, and on the south side of Eaton Square. In 1843, together with the architect George Basevi, he were involved in a joint project in Chelsea. Basevi had designed St. Jude's Church and Freake had been appointed to build it. He built the National Training School for Music at his own expense in 1874–75, which is now the Royal College of Organists.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 23 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71874126
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Charles James Freake (7 Apr 1814–6 Oct 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71874126, citing Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .