John Platt (sculptor) – Wikipedia



John Platt (1728–1810) used to be an 18th century English sculptor and builder.

He used to be born at Thrybergh close to Rotherham on 9 March 1728 the son of George Platt (1700-1743) and nephew of an area architect. Within the past due 18th century he took over the stone-yard and marble-works of Henry Watson in Ashford, Derbyshire.[1]

He died in Halifax and used to be buried in Rotherham parish churchyard. The stone used to be got rid of in 1950.[2]

Grand portico at Wentworth Fortress

Fireside in Wentworth Fortress
  • Monument to the Hopkins circle of relatives at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (1748)
  • East wing of Wortley Corridor (1757-1761)[3]
  • Grand portico at Wentworth Fortress (1762)
  • Fireplaces at Wentworth Fortress (c.1764)
  • Monument to Mrs Bamford in Sheffield church (1767)
  • Bridge in Rotherham (c.1767-69)[4]
  • Refronting of Moorgate Corridor in Rotherham (1768)[5]
  • Monument to Mr Copley at Sprotboro (1769)
  • Monument to Mr Wolrich at Leeds (1769)
  • Tower and internal of St Paul’s Church in Sheffield (1769)
  • Ferham Space in Masbrough for Jonathan Walker (1775-1780)[6]
  • Marble staircase at Aston Corridor in Yorkshire (1776)
  • Rotherham Charity College (1776)
  • Monument to Woman Bute at Wortley Chapel (1778)
  • Monument to Mrs Catherine Dollar in Rotherham parish church (1778)
  • Monument to Mr Birk in Sheffield (1783)
  • Monument to Pass over Freeman in Ecclesfield Church (1783)
  • Monument to Lt Col Downes in Rotherham parish church (1785) in blue john
  • Massive monument to Mr Foljambe of Aldwark !790)
  • Monument to Ref Francis Corridor in Tankersley Church (1793)
  • Townhouse in Rotherham (1794) later transformed into The city Chambers[7]
  • Monument to Robert Cutforthay in Rotherham parish church (1799)
  • Marble staircase at Clifton Corridor close to Rotherham (1882)

He used to be married and had no less than 4 sons all of whom had been driven against sculpture. The eldest used to be John (1763-1832) studied each sculpture and structure however ended within the Royal Military. Charles Platt (1770-1817) used to be apprenticed to Richard Westmacott the Elder. George Platt (1779-1850) studied structure underneath Rawdon of York and later joined the British Military. William (1775-1811) used to be apprenticed to P W Tomkins, engraver to the King and later had a trade in Golden Sq..



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