Biography of Henry Aldrich (1647-1710)

Theologian, architect and English musician, who was born in Westminster in 1647, and died in Oxford in 1710. Only two of his buildings are known: All Saints, Oxford, and Peckwater Quad, Christ Church, Oxford. The first derives from Wren, the second IƱigo Jones and both show a considerable originality. Peckwater Quad is first noticeable example of the Palladian style. Aldrich also designed the building of the library of Christ Church, but their plans were modified by George Clarke (1661-1736) after his death. It is credited with the Building completo Fellow, Corpus Christi College (1706-12). Very good pieces of sacred music, he/she composed and wrote a treatise of logic, another architecture, two Latin poems, and two treatises on the worship of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.