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John Britton

(1771—1857) antiquary and topographer


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(1771–1857).

English architectural and topographical writer. His Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain (1807–26) and Cathedral Antiquities (1836) were major source-books for the Gothic Revival. He taught R. W. Billings. See Pugin, A. C.

Britton (1807–26);Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004)

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Architecture.


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