Author Archives: Patrick

Kiddington Hall - Exterior
Mar 13th, 2011 | | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Kiddington Hall, Oxfordshire

Kiddington Hall was built in 1673 by Sir Henry Browne, whose family lived there for generations. In 1740, Sir Henry's grandson hired Capability Brown to design the park and gardens and carve out a lake from the...

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Norwood House
Feb 27th, 2011 | | Commercial premises | 4 Comments

Norwood House, Beverley

Norwood House was built in the late 1750s by Jonathan Midgley, a successful lawyer and three times Mayor of Beverley, in East Yorkshire. Originally erected beside the Beverley Assembly Rooms, the centre of the...

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Bank of New York
Feb 13th, 2011 | | Commercial premises | 3 Comments

Former Bank of New York, London

The building was designed for Grace Brothers of New York, and completed in 1928. The drawings were prepared by James W.O'Connor, an American architect, who was assisted on site by a London surveyor. In 1963 the...

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St Martin's Lane - Ceiling
Feb 7th, 2011 | | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

St Martin’s Lane

A wonderful surprise was had by the new owners of the oldest surviving house in St Martin's Lane, near London's Trafalgar Square. For when they began work on the panelled ceiling of the front room on the first...

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15 St James's Square © Patrick Baty
Feb 6th, 2011 | | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Lichfield House, 15 St James’s Square

A house was built on the site by 1676. In April 1748 it was bought by Admiral Lord Anson from the Earl of Clarendon (who went on to purchase The Grove). In November 1751 Matthew Brettingham, senior, surveyed the...

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Raby Castle Octagon Room
Jan 28th, 2011 | | Conservation | Private Houses | No Comments

Raby Castle

Raby Castle is situated near Staindrop in County Durham and is one of the largest inhabited castles in England. The Grade I listed building has opulent eighteenth and nineteenth century interiors inside a largely...

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No 1 Maid's of Honour Row
Jan 26th, 2011 | | Private Houses | 5 Comments

Maids of Honour Row, Richmond

Maids of Honour Row is ‘an excellent, entirely uniform, terrace’ of four three story houses each five windows wide with a parapet hiding the roof. They have distinctive pink “rubbed” brick dressings to the...

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Great Fulford
Jan 23rd, 2011 | | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Great Fulford

Great Fulford has been the home of the Fulford family for over 800 years. The history of England is reflected in the story of the family. The careful building up of their fortunes, largely as a result of...

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Blenheim Palace
Jan 14th, 2011 | | Palaces | 2 Comments

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace © Pete Seaward Photography Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire is the only palace in England outside those in either royal or episcopal use. ‘Palace’ is a coincidence pertaining to the...

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Compton Verney House
Jan 14th, 2011 | | Museums | No Comments

Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Compton Verney from the 'Adam' bridge The present Compton Verney House was built by the 12th Baron Willoughby de Broke in the early eighteenth century. George, the 12th Lord Willoughby, lived to December 1728 and...

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