Architect John Francis Bentley

John Francis Bentley (1839-1902)

John Bentley was an English architect, most famous for the design of Westminster Cathedral. In 1857 he joined the office of Henry Clutton and within a few years was able to establish his own practice. In 1868 he designed the seminary of St Thomas at Hammersmith, considered one of his best works. Bentley built several other churches before, in 1894, being commissioned by Cardinal Vaughan to design the Roman Catholic cathedral of Westminster.

Important works by John Francis Bentley