Earlier Houses: An 1826 fire destroyed an earlier 18th century house designed by Giacomo Leoni.
Built / Designed For: John Biddulph
House & Family History: Burton Park is noted for its Greek-style Hall, very likely a remodeling of the hall of Leoni's earlier house. Most particularly, the Hall contains an extraordinary cast and wrought bronze staircase with figures of greyhounds on alternate steps. The staircase was moved to Burton from Michelgrove after the latter house was demolished. Historic England listed Burton Park as a Grade I house because of the staircase.
John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. I, 1824.
Country Life: LXXX, 38, 1936.
Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
Author: Colvin, Howard
Year Published: 1995
Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II
Past Seat / Home of: John Biddulph, 19th century. Major J.S. Courtauld, early 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: School
Primary Current Ownership Use: School
Ownership Details: Today St. Michael's Prep School