A huge influence on Brighton architectural design.
He died at the age of 71 in 1833 and is buried in the churchyard at St Nicholas’ Church, Brighton. His ornate gravestone was designed by his son.
The inscription reads:
Sacred to the memory of
Mr. Amon Wilds
Died 12 September 1833 Aged 71 Years
A remarkable incident accompanies the period at which this gentleman came to settle in Brighton.
Through his abilities and taste the order of the ancient architecture of buildings in Brighton may be dated to have changed from its antiquated simplicity and rusticity and its improvements have since progressively increased. He was a man of extensive genius and talent and in his
reputation for uprightness of conduct could only meet its parallel.