Decimus - The Society Journal

Decimus is the bi-annual journal of The Decimus Burton Society. The journal is A4 sized, with typically 40 pages. It contains articles relating to the life and times of Decimus Burton (many by eminent academics and professionals), news items, book reviews, Society events, and other topics that we believe our members would find of interest.

First Issue - Winter 2020

Decimus Burton – Architect and Gentleman 1800 – 1881, by Dr Philip Whitbourn, a recognised authority on the work of Decimus Burton, and joint organiser, with Philip Miller, of the acclaimed exhibition in 1981 to mark the centenary of the architect’s death.

The Residents of Calverley Terrace and Calverley Parade, by Dr Chris Jones, a leading authority on the social and architectural history of Burton’s buildings in the Tunbridge Wells Calverley New Town development of the 1830s.

The Temperate House, Kew Gardens, by Aimee Felton, project architect for the recent restoration of this iconic building.

Sir John Soane, by Sue Palmer, Archivist and Head of Library Services at the Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Christopher Maxwell-Stuart on Decimus Burton, by Christopher Maxwell-Stuart, past and present owner of Burton buildings, and the current Chairman of the Burtons’ St. Leonard’s Society.

Richard Turner and Decimus Burton, by Kate Teltscher, acclaimed author of the recently published book “Palace of Palms – Tropical Dreams and the Making of Kew”.

Current issue is available to members only. Past issues will be available to download/consult online at a later date

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Palm house Kew jan17 46 by Thomas Erskin
Prince of Wales Lodge by Thomas Erskine
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