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1931 South Front
Jul 11th, 2016 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Trent Park (part two)

Trent Park in 1903 (this is the south front, in spite of the label). Country Life, February 21st (Continued from part one) In 1909, just a few years after carrying out major work on Trent Park, Francis Augustus...

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Swakeleys
May 5th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Swakeleys

Swakeleys House is a Grade I listed seventeenth century mansion in Ickenham, in the London Borough of Hillingdon. It was built in 1638 for the future Lord Mayor of London, Sir Edmund Wright. Swakeleys was...

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Crichel House
Mar 24th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Crichel House, Dorset

Crichel House is a country house in Dorset with magnificent interiors by James Wyatt. It belonged to the same family for 400 years passing through the female line from the Napiers to the Sturts (later Lords...

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Holly Mount, Hampstead
Jan 11th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Holly Mount, Hampstead

Many of my smaller projects involve giving advice on the decoration of eighteenth century houses, listed or otherwise. This latest was in a house on Holly Mount in Hampstead village. Possibly one of the smallest...

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29 Sackville Street - Soane Museum
Oct 11th, 2013 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | 2 Comments

29 Sackville Street, London W1

Ceiling of the front Drawing room / at John Parker Esqr house in Sackville Street / Mr Parker (in pencil) Sir John Soane Museum1 Background to the Street and House2 On 1st May 1730 William Pulteney3 signed...

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SPAB Door - Thanks to Spitalfields Life
Oct 8th, 2013 | | Clubs and Societies | Organisations | Portfolio | No Comments

37 Spital Square

37 Spital Square - with thanks to Spitalfields Life Spital Square was laid out in the 1720s and 30s on the site of the earlier Spital Yard. That in turn stood on the site of the Augustinian Priory and Hospital (hence...

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Houghton Hall 2013
Sep 15th, 2013 | | Patrick's Writing | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Country House and Garden Tours – An Introduction

Houghton Hall 2013 For ten years I have had the privilege of being invited to join small groups of American students of the decorative arts and architecture on their visits to English and Irish country houses. These...

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Tingry Frontispiece 1830
Jul 9th, 2013 | | History | 10 Comments

The House-Painter (Part One)

City of London - The Great Twelve Livery Companies Little has been written about the house-painting trade from an historical perspective. Whilst only an initial survey, this essay sets out to look at the way the...

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Mayshiel Exterior
Apr 6th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

A Shooting Lodge

This Shooting Lodge, in the north of England, was completed in 2001 to a design by Craig Hamilton, with architectural references from Auchendinny by Sir William Bruce and Bankton House at Prestonpans. The design...

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Cassiobury
Apr 1st, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 5 Comments

Cassiobury, Hertfordshire

Cassiobury from the Garden “Cassiobury was one of the county’s major architectural losses of the c20.”1 This may seem yet another of my tenuous links – after all, the house was demolished nearly 90 years...

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