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Nido:L. Rome Guthrie

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Leonard Rome Guthrie (1880 - 1958) was an architect.[1]


His works included:

  • In 1912, Townhill Park, Southampton. Italianate Gardens with planting schemes by Gertrude Jekyll.[2][3]
  • Between 1926 and 1931, Grosvenor House, Park Lane London. The design was started by Guthrie but finished by Edwin Lutyens.[4]
  • In 1929, the University of London Observatory.[5]
  • In the 1930s, the BBC transmitter building at the Brookmans Park transmitting station near London, followed by others at Moorside Edge, Westerglen, Washford, Lisnagarvey, Burghead, Stagshaw, Start Point and Droitwich.[6] These buildings had impressive Art Deco‏‎ facades in Portland Stone, and many of them survive. The Washford building is Grade 2 listed.


  1. U.K. Database of Historic Parks and Gardens: Guthrie, Leonard Rome (retrieved 11 April 2007)
  2. U.K. Database of Historic Parks and Gardens: Townhill Park (retrieved 11 April 2007)
  3. Web page about Townhill Park House (retrieved 11 April 2007)
  4. The Architecture of the Estate: Modern Times, Survey of London: volume 39: The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, Part 1 (General History) (1977), pp. 67-82, 161-70. (retrieved 11 April 2007)
  5. University of London Observatory (retrieved 11 April 2007)
  6. Pawley, Edward (1972), BBC Engineering 1922-1972, London, BBC, pp. 105-6. ISBN 0-563-12127-0
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