John Wilson Guernsey's Architect

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We are pleased to be issuing a set of stamps featuring the work of architect, John Wilson. He was a Clerk of Works for the Board of Ordnance who became one of the most celebrated architects of Guernsey for the buildings he designed between 1813 and 1831.

Despite the recognition of his work in Guernsey - he worked mostly in stucco in the neoclassical, Gothic Revival or Jacobean styles - he appears to have done little work outside the island and remains a rather elusive figure.

Wilson was posted from Woolwich to Guernsey around 1813 to oversee the barracks being built there and in Alderney.

John Wilson left Guernsey in 1831 and retired from UK government service in 1845. He moved to Southampton, where he lived in Shirley, Southampton. He died in 1866, the same year as his wife, Ann.


Date of Issue 13 February 2019
Designer Mark Totty
Printer Bpost
Values 46p, 62p, 63p, 76p, 85p, 94p, £1.54, £2.31
Process Offset Lithography
Stamp Size 30mm deep x 40mm wide
Paper 445 Gummed FSC Securpost 110 GPW
Sheet 10
Perforation 1.1 x 1.667
Cylinder A

John Wilson Guernsey's Architect