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William Burges
Birth: 1827
Death: 1881

Gothic Revivalist architect and designer. He received his education at King's College School, London, where he studied under John Sell Cotman. In 1843 he began to study engineering, but left to work in the office of the surveyor Edward Blore. There he worked on the restoration of Westminster Abbey. In 1849 he joined the office of Matthew Digby Wyatt, the Special Commissioner and Secretary to the Great Exhibition of 1851, and contributed to the official record of the exhibition, The Industrial Arts of the Nineteenth Century, 2 vols (1851-1853). Burges was deeply influenced by the work of A. W. N. Pugin and in the 1860s, by Islamic and oriental design. He made regular study trips in Britain and Europe, copying the medieval monuments he saw. In 1855 and 1856 Burges made prize-winning designs for Lille Cathedral and the Crimea Memorial Church in Constantinople, but neither building was carried out; his first important ecclesiastical design to be realised being St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cark, which he began in 1862. At the International Exhibition of 1862 he was responsible for the laying out of the Medieval Court. In the 1860s and 1870s Burges worked on a prestigious commission at Cardiff Castle. He completely re-designed the earlier work, giving the castle a dramatic exterior with towers, pinnacles and crenellations. He was friendly with the members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, William Morris and their circle. (bio by: julia&keld) 
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium
West Norwood
London Borough of Lambeth
Greater London, England
Plot: 4478, Square 34
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Record added: Sep 03, 2006
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With much admiration and respect
- Miss Morgan
 Added: Jan. 31, 2013
I light a candle for William Burges ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
Thank you for your legacy. Rest in peace.
- Ken MacLeod
 Added: Jul. 4, 2008
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