Decimus Burton

Decimus Burton

Birth
Bloomsbury, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death 14 Dec 1881 (aged 81)
Kensington, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London, England
Burial Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 17557957 · View Source
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Architect. He was responsible for planning the layout in 1825 of Hyde Park in London. He studied under the tutorship of his father James Burton (1761-1837) and then John Nash for whom he elaborated on the designs of Cornwall Terrace, facing London's Regents Park. He was also a noted garden designer in the classical style which included the Spring House at Kew Gardens. This greenhouse made of iron and glass was the largest in the world at the time. He was also responsible for designing the Wellington Arch at Green Park which was a memorial to the Duke of Wellington and was built as a major entrance to London at the time. In 1830, he also designed Charing Cross Hospital.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 17557957
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Decimus Burton (30 Sep 1800–14 Dec 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17557957, citing Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green, London Borough of Brent, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .