Author Archives: Patrick

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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The South Front 1903
Jun 18th, 2016 | | Patrick's Writing | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Trent Park (part one)

'Trent Place. Near Southgate, The Seat of Wigston Esq.', 1808. On two occasions so far I have been asked to work on houses with strong connections with my family. The first time was a charming Regency house in...

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Addison Avenue
Apr 15th, 2016 | | Exterior | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Addison Avenue, London W11

37-55 Addison Avenue Addison Avenue is located in the Norland Conservation Area, in North Kensington. This was first designated in 1969. All the houses on Addison Avenue between Queensdale Road and St James’s...

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Karlowska by Harold Gilman
Mar 6th, 2016 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

Stanislawa de Karlowska (part 2)

Robert Polhill Bevan. The Gate at Wszeliwy. This shows Stanisława, a few months after the birth of Bobby, with her three-year-old daughter Halszka at her parent's house In March 1901, not long after moving into...

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SdeK in smock
Mar 6th, 2016 | | Patrick's Writing | 2 Comments

Stanislawa de Karlowska (part 1)

Stanisława de Karłowska Stanisława de Karłowska (8 May 1876 - 9 December 1952), the Polish-born artist, was the daughter of Aleksander Prawdzic Karłowski and Paulina z Tuchołków. Her...

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Blog Northern outfall sewer 1902-06
Feb 21st, 2016 | | Exterior | Industrial buildings | Portfolio | No Comments

Channelsea Bridge

The Original Northern Outfall Sewer under construction The Channelsea River is a tidal river in London, one of the Bow Back Rivers that flow into the Bow Creek part of the River Lea, which in turn flows into the...

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BS Bronze Greens
Jan 9th, 2016 | | Aesthetics | History | 8 Comments

Bronze Green

Geffrye Museum - Bronze Green door and Lead Colour balustrade The biggest problem with the naming of colour is the inevitable one of interpretation. Few more so than ‘Bronze Green’, which to some will conjure up...

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8 Bedford Row
Jan 4th, 2016 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

8 Bedford Row, Bloomsbury

Bedford Row, which lies between Red Lion Street and Gray's Inn, is a broad thoroughfare of the early eighteenth century. It does not derive its name, as might be imagined, from the Russell family, but from the town...

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Garden Museum
Dec 28th, 2015 | | Conservation | Exterior | Portfolio | No Comments

The Tradescant Gate, Garden Museum

Tradescant House John Tradescant the elder and his son, also John, were famous gardeners to King Charles I and Henrietta Maria, making gardens at the Queen's House, Greenwich, designed by Inigo Jones, from 1638 to...

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16 Lord North Street
Nov 13th, 2015 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Lord North Street

Lord North Street is a short street of Georgian terraced housing running between Smith Square and Great Peter Street in Westminster. It forms part of an exceptionally well preserved enclave of early eighteenth...

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