Thomas and Edward Strong, Master Masons
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Thomas (c. 1632–1681) and Edward (d. 1724) Strong, master masons, were brothers born in Taynton in Oxfordshire. They were the most famous scions of a successful dynasty of masons, responsible for much of the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire of 1666. They held contracts for the masonry work at St Paul’s Cathedral, several parish churches, and other civic buildings in the City of London. Edward also worked extensively elsewhere, for example, at Blenheim Palace and the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, both of which are now UNESCO world heritage sites.
21st April 2023