Dec 10th, 2010 | | Exterior | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Sir William Powell’s Almshouses

Patrick Baty carried out an analysis of the surface of the stone looking for a copperas wash

Sir William Powell’s Almshouses are situated on the north side of the churchyard of All Saints’ parish church, in Fulham. They were founded and endowed by Hereford MP and owner of nearby Munster House, Sir William Powell, in 1680 for twelve poor widows. The almshouses were rebuilt in 1793, and again in 1869. They are built of light brick and stone, of Gothic design, and ornamented with carved architectural details.

Cross section of stone showing red iron oxide particles

I was commissioned to carry out an analysis of the stone details on the exterior of the Sir William Powell’s Almshouses with a view to learning more of their original treatment. The results were informed by recent work that I had undertaken at Basildon Park.

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