The project outlined in the drawings offered here was rejected, but Vuilliamy's alternative Gothic design was executed in 1830-1.
Sir Albert Richardson, was Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy 1947-60. He was elected Associate (1936), Academician (1944) and President (1954-6). The main thrust behind his collecting was the preservation and restoration of buildings and architectural history. His collection of important architectural drawings was sold at Christie's, London, 30 November 1983.