Matthew Digby Wyatt

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In undertaking his share of the work, in which he was associated with Sir Gilbert Scott, Sir Digby, then only Mr Digby Wyatt had an arduous task before him. He was to provide a building, to be the seat of administration of perhaps the wealthiest country of the world, within a restricted space, and fettered by an already fixed arrangement of the blocks of the building. Moreover, his work must harmonise with that of Sir Gilbert Scott, or it would fail to fulfil the conditions of true art.

The result more than realised the expectations even of Wyatt's greatest admirers, and the building now stands is one of the finest examples in London of skilful disposition of plan and of structure.

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