Decimus Burton, F.R.S., F.R.S.A., F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A. (1800-1881)
Decimus Burton, F.R.S., F.R.S.A., F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A. (1800-1881)
Decimus Burton, F.R.S., F.R.S.A., F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A. (1800-1881)
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Decimus Burton, F.R.S., F.R.S.A., F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A. (1800-1881)
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DECIMUS BURTON'S PLANS FOR VEN HOUSE, SOMERSET
Decimus Burton, F.R.S., F.R.S.A., F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A. (1800-1881)

A folio of eleven sheets of plans, elevations and drawings for Ven House, Milborne Port, Somerset, produced for Sir W.C. Medlycott, Bart., with a cover sheet reading 'DESIGNS/ FOR THE PROPOSED ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO/ VEN HOUSE/ MILBORNE PORT - SOMERSETSHIRE/ THE SEAT OF / SIR W-C- MEDLYCOTT- BART./ TO ACCOMPANY REPORT DATED, NOVEMBER 1835./ -DECIMUS BURTON-/ 6 SPRING GARDEN/ NOVEMBER 1835.', and with the original green silk portfolio

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Decimus Burton, F.R.S., F.R.S.A., F.S.A., F.R.I.B.A. (1800-1881)
A folio of eleven sheets of plans, elevations and drawings for Ven House, Milborne Port, Somerset, produced for Sir W.C. Medlycott, Bart., with a cover sheet reading 'DESIGNS/ FOR THE PROPOSED ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO/ VEN HOUSE/ MILBORNE PORT - SOMERSETSHIRE/ THE SEAT OF / SIR W-C- MEDLYCOTT- BART./ TO ACCOMPANY REPORT DATED, NOVEMBER 1835./ -DECIMUS BURTON-/ 6 SPRING GARDEN/ NOVEMBER 1835.', and with the original green silk portfolio
pencil, pen and grey ink on paper, some with pink, ochre, blue and grey wash
20 x 27 ¼ in. (50.9 x 69.3 cm.) each
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Literature
H.M. Colvin, A Biographical Dictionary of English Architects 1660-1840, London, 1954, p. 111.

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Decimus Burton made alterations and added a orangery to Ven House for Sir William Coles Medlycott, 2nd Baronet (1806–1882) in 1836. He had inherited the house in 1835 on his father's death. The house was originally built in the William and Mary style in around 1698-1700, before being enlarged for James Medlycott, M.P. for Milborne Port between 1710 and 1722, by Nathaniel Ireson in 1725-30. Burton's amendments, which included a new drawing room, were the last significant changes to the house.
Drawings by Decimus Burton are rarely seen on the market, as the vast majority of those which survive were given by his descendants to Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, where over 300 of his architectural drawings are housed.

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