John Carr (1723 – 1807) was a prolific English architect. Best known for Buxton Crescent and Harewood House, much of his work was in the Palladian style. In his day he was considered to be the leading architect in the north of England.

John Carr was a renowned English Georgian architect and the only provincial member of the London Architects’ Club. He was best known for The Crescent in Buxton, Derbyshire and also Harewood House. He became Lord Mayor of York in 1770 and 1785, living first at Skeldergate House in the city and then, after retiring, to live at Askham Hall at Askham Richard, near York where he died on the 22nd February 1807, leaving a fortune of £150,000