Author Archives: Patrick

Lindsey House Chelsea 1850
Apr 8th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

95-96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea

Lindsey House, Chelsea by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. 1850 The house was built in 1674 by the third Earl of Lindsey on the riverside site of Saint Thomas More's garden and is thought to be the oldest house in Kensington...

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Norwich Guildhall - Geograph
Apr 8th, 2014 | | Conservation | English Heritage | Portfolio | No Comments

Norwich Guildhall Gates

Norwich Guildhall. The southern side view from outside City HallNorwich Guildhall (Pierre Terre) / CC BY-SA 2.0 Norwich Guildhall is a Grade I building on Gaol Hill in Norwich, Norfolk. It was constructed between...

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Shoreditch Town Hall
Mar 24th, 2014 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

Shoreditch Town Hall

The existing Town Hall was built in three distinct phases. The Municipal Reform Act of 1835 was the impetus for the first wave of town hall buildings in the provinces. At a stroke it created 178 municipal...

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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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16 John Street
Dec 13th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

John Street, Bloomsbury

John Street is in the south-east of London's Bloomsbury, running north from Theobald's Road to Guilford Street. Building started in 1754 and the upper west side had been developed by 1760 (nos 34–36 survive from...

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St James's Place
Dec 13th, 2013 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

St James’s Place

Most of St. James's Place was laid out by the Rossingtons, the speculators who purchased Cleveland House and garden. For a time the north-south line of the street was called Rossington Street, but the name did not...

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The Old Deanery
Dec 6th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

The Old Deanery, London

The Old Deanery - with thanks to Bradshaw's Hand Book The Old Deanery was built in 1672-73 as the residence of the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral. William Sancroft became Dean in 1664 and was the first occupant. He...

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Aerial view of the Slubice Palace
Oct 26th, 2013 | | Palaces | Portfolio | Recent projects | Residences | No Comments

Slubice Palace, near Plock, Poland

Słubice Palace The Slubice Palace was built in 1789 for the mayor and chamberlain of Gostynin, Jozef Mikorski and his wife Krystyna (née Miaskowska) by the architect Hilary Szpilowski. It remained in the...

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Cumberland Market ca.1922
Oct 13th, 2013 | | Patrick's Writing | 2 Comments

“Straws from Cumberland Market” (part two)

A brief history of London’s long lost Cumberland Market.1 Cumberland Market - early twentieth century Messrs. J. & A. Crew occupied the left hand of the two tall buildings (See Part One here) Throughout its...

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