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  1. 5 out of 5

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    Decimus Burton is an enourmously important British architect, having built several of the most valuable private residences in Britain (in Regent's Park), as well as the famous glasshouses at Kew. Although his contribution to Tunbridge Wells is not forgotten, it is dramatically muted by the destruction of large sections of his New Town to make way for the civic complex planned and built in the 1930's / 40's, so it is very useful to have this little book, which focuses on his Tunbridge Wells Decimus Burton is an enourmously important British architect, having built several of the most valuable private residences in Britain (in Regent's Park), as well as the famous glasshouses at Kew. Although his contribution to Tunbridge Wells is not forgotten, it is dramatically muted by the destruction of large sections of his New Town to make way for the civic complex planned and built in the 1930's / 40's, so it is very useful to have this little book, which focuses on his Tunbridge Wells activity. If only there was more to it! JM 17/05/19

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