Burton Closes, Burton Close Drive, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Burton Closes was built as a summer villa around 1845-48 in Tudor Gothic style. It was built for John Allcard, a banker and stockbroker, to a design by Paxton and John Robertson. The interior fittings were designed by AWN Pugin and carried out by JG Crace, Minton, Hardman and George Myers. It has been described as a 'virtual epitome of early Victorian visual taste'. It was extended around 1856-58 and again in 1888. John Allcard occupied the house with his unmarried daughter. He died in 1856 and the estate passed to his son William, a railway engineer who had eleven children. On his death in 1858 it passed to his son William Henry Allcard, a barrister. The family lost its wealth in the stock market crash of 11 May 1866 'Black Friday'. The house finally passed from the family in 1871.