2003 - Local History Group of Royal Tunbridge Wells

Decimus Burton - book publication by Philip Whitbourn, Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society

Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society Local History Monograph No. 1
ISBN No: 0-9545343-0-1 (1 July 2003)
Retail Price: 4.95
68 pages, 70 illustrations

philip whitbourn, tunbridge wells

Dr. Philip Whitbourn, OBE, FSA, FRIBA, is President of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society, of which he was a founder member in 1959. He is also Chairman of the Local History Group of the Society.
Educated at Sevenoaks School and University College, London, he held the post of Secretary to the International Council on Monuments and Sites (UK) from 1995 until 2002 and, before that, the post of Chief Architect at English Heritage. He was awarded the OBE in 1993.
This is the first of a series of Monographs covering differing aspects of the history of Royal Tunbridge Wells. It has been produced by the Local History Group of the Royal Tunbridge Wells Civic Society.
Decimus Burton is of seminal importance to the history of Tunbridge Wells since, in the 1820s and 1830s, he established an architectural and landscape character that remains a prominent feature of the town to this day.

Available through the ISBN number from any bookshop, but specifically available in Tunbridge Wells at:
Halls Bookshop
Ottakars Bookstore
Sussex Bookshop
WHSmith, Royal Victoria Place
Tourist Office, the Old Fishmarket in the Pantiles
Tunbridge Wells Reference Library
Tunbridge Wells Museum

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