Author Archives: Patrick

Witanhurst from the street
Oct 5th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Witanhurst

Witanhurst - Marcus Cooper Group Witanhurst is an early twentieth century Georgian Revival mansion located on five acres (20,000 m²) in Highgate, North London. It commands some of the best views in London and is...

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The Queen's House, Greenwich
Sep 27th, 2014 | | Conservation | Palaces | Portfolio | No Comments

The Queen’s House, Greenwich

The Queen's House is a former royal residence built between 1616–1619 in Greenwich, originally a few miles downriver from London, and now a district in the south east of the city. Its architect was Inigo Jones,...

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Richmond Green
Sep 24th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Richmond Green

The subject of this post is a Grade II Listed building within a rectangular block on the southwest corner of The Green, in Richmond, Surrey. The Green is described as one of the most beautiful urban greens...

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Chelsea logo from the 1960s
Aug 4th, 2014 | | Colour Services | No Comments

Chelsea Football Club

The Chelsea Football Club badge (1953-1986)1 One of the joys of working with colour is that it encompasses all aspects of life. Several of my projects take me into areas that I have little experience of and the...

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Raynham Hall
Aug 4th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Raynham Hall, Norfolk

Raynham Hall is one of the most splendid of the great houses of Norfolk. For nearly 400 years it has been the seat of the Townshend family. It is also reported to be haunted and has provided the scene for possibly...

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Pink Panther 1
Aug 4th, 2014 | | Colour Services | 4 Comments

The Pink Panther

Pink Panther During the Second World War the paints employed for the camouflage of British armoured fighting vehicles and vehicles were supplied ready-mixed. They matched two British Standards colour ranges: BS381C...

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283 Kennington Road
May 18th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

285 Kennington Road

Kennington Road is a long straight road, approximately a mile in length, in the London Borough of Lambeth in London, running south from Westminster Bridge Road (at the junction with Baylis Road to the north-east) to...

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76 Dean Street 1945
May 5th, 2014 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | 1 Comment

76 Dean Street, Soho

Staircase wall paintings in 1945 76 Dean Street is recorded as having been built by Thomas Richmond ca.1730. The first occupant entered in the parish ratebooks was James Hamilton, 7th Earl of Abercorn,1 a Fellow of...

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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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Mars and Minerva
Apr 19th, 2014 | | Patrick's Writing | 2 Comments

The Artists of the Artists Rifles – part 1

Napoleon III by Franz Xaver Winterhalter To some it may come as a surprise that an artist might have soldierly inclinations or that a soldier might also be artistic. This is the story of a very unusual group of men...

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