- Richard Lee (engineer)
Sir Richard Lee (1513-1575) was a
He was a commander of Henry VIII by whom he was
knightedin 1544 and appointed surveyor of the King's works.
Following the dissolution of
St Albans Abbeyhe purchased the grounds of the abbey (the abbey church itself was sold by King Edward VI to the people of St Albansin 1553), Sopwell Prioryand the rectorship of St Stephen's church (both of which were nearby). He tore down the priory and built a Tudor house on the site which he named Lee Hall.
He also purchased the manor of
He is also the man generally believed to have plundered the
Dunkeld Lecternfrom Holyrood Abbeyduring an attack on Edinburghin 1544.
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