Burton Closes, Burton Close Drive, Bakewell, Derbyshire

Burton Closes, Burton Close Drive, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Photograph taken 20 April 2001 © Ms Julie Woodhouse LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 468069

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.

Location

Derbyshire Bakewell

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

house housing design architecture Victorian (1837 - 1901)