We are delighted to announce that Dr Philip Whitbourn OBE, well known architect and distinguished historian, will be lecturing on the works of Decimus Burton (1800-1881), buried in KG Cemetery (no. 4791/155/3). Burton notably designed the Athenaeum in Pall Mall , the Arch and Screen at Hyde Park Corner, the Hothouse (Palm) in Kew Gardens and buildings in St Leonards-on-Sea. He was one of the foremost 19th-century architects and a leading exponent of the Greek Revival, Regency and Classical styles of his time.
Dr Whitbourn worked with distinction for many years in senior roles in the former GLC Historic Buildings Division and later as Deputy Head of London Region at English Heritage.
Burton’s grade 11 listed monument ( list entry 1353244 – see illustration below ) comprises a tapering sarcophagus of grey Cornish granite set on a stepped base . Over it is a shallow pyramidal cover depicted on the attached illustration, sensitively drawn by Dr Whitbourn.
7pm arrival for 7.30pm start at the Dissenters Chapel at the Cemetery.
Includes drinks and nibbles. If not a member of The Friends, why not join us on the evening?
If you would like to know more about Kensal Green Cemetery, we can be contact at the following address:
The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery
c/o The General Cemetery Company
London, W10 4RA
Messages & enquiries: 07530 676151 (mobile)