Category : Private Houses

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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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 | 7 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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13 Bedford Row, Bloomsbury. Patrick worked with the developers of this 18th century house
Dec 29th, 2010 | | Private Houses | 1 Comment

13 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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Sulby Park Door - Patrick Baty carried out the paint analysis of this Soane-designed complex of buildings
Dec 28th, 2010 | | Private Houses | No Comments

Sulby Park Farm, Northamptonshire

In 1792 Rene Payne of Welford employed Sir John Soane to design a house on land in the Parish of Sulby. The house, built in the Palladian style in 1793-95, was of two storeys with basement and attics. In 1810,...

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Patrick Baty was asked for advice on the paint colours appropriate for this 18th century house
Dec 12th, 2010 | | Private Houses | No Comments

Petersham, Surrey

I was employed to devise a schedule of appropriate paint colours for this 18th century house in Petersham and my company Papers and Paints mixed colours specially for the project. Coincidentally, the house is...

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Patrick Baty investigated the paint in the 17th century part of the house
Dec 12th, 2010 | | Private Houses | No Comments

Pool Orchard, near Coventry

I was asked to carry out an investigation of the paint on the black-painted interior beams of this house near Coventry. It is composed of elements built at different periods. Patrick Baty taking a paint sample...

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