Decimus Burton :: Shared Description
Born 30 September 1800, died 14 December 1881 he was an architect and garden designer, particularly associated with projects in the classical style in London parks, including buildings at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and London Zoo. He also designed the layout and architecture of the seaside towns of Fleetwood and St Leonards-on-Sea. He also designed many parts of Royal Tunbridge Wells (Calverley New Town). His first name, Latin for 'tenth', denoted his position as the tenth child in his large family. He retired in the 1860s and is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.
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Created: Sun, 21 Mar 2010, Updated: Fri, 29 Oct 2010
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