The Garden Guide

Shepherd, J.C.

Born - Died : 1896 - 1979

English architect, co-author with Geoffrey Jellicoe of Italian Gardens of the Renaissance (1925). Jellicoe wrote the text and Shepherd did the drawings, which are superb, and also took the photographs. His wife Alison Shepherd (1898-1972) was born in New Zealand and met Jock Shepherd at the Architectural Association AA in London.  She did the drawings for John Summerson's Georgian London.  In the mid-1930s  Alison and Jock moved from Highgate to a small village in Oxfordshire, Stoke Row, where they designed  Pond House for themselves. They both worked for the firm of Scott, Chesterton & Shepherd. Jock joined the army in 1939 and worked on military building projects. After the war Jock Shepherd worked with Summerson, taking the photographs for the National Buildings Record. He retired in 1957.  Geoffrey Jellicoe's opinion was that Shepherd made a large contribution, through his feeling for landscape, to Elizabeth Scott winning the competition for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford upon Avon.