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Sim Harris escaping from the Iranian Embassy Siege

13-15 Princes Gate, London

Sim Harris, a hostage, escaping from the Iranian Embassy Siege Here he is seen crossing from No. 16 to No. 17 Princes Gate On 30th April 1980 the five day Iranian Embassy...

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Holborn Viaduct - Presentation Watercolour

Holborn Viaduct

Holborn Viaduct © Jen Westcott Holborn Viaduct (Farringdon Street Bidge) is a bridge in London and the name of the street which crosses it (which forms part of the A40 road)....

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Admiralty Lookout - Radley House Partnership

Admiralty Lookout

Admiralty Lookout - marked The Admiralty Lookout and Port War Signal Station, located at the southern limit of the grounds of Dover Castle, is set hundreds of feet above...

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18 St James's Square - Main Facade

18 St James’s Square, London

King Street Facade - before History1 From 1727 to 1733 the newly built house on this site was occupied by Philip, Earl of Chesterfield, but Thomas Phillips retained the freehold...

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Gas Lighting Column

Covent Garden: Gas Lighting Columns

I was recently asked to examine the gas lighting columns in King Street, Covent Garden. It was thought that they had retained all their paint since their erection in...

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18th century doorcase, photograph by Nathaniel Lloyd (ca. 1915-1933). Reproduced by permission of National Monuments Record

The Case of the Missing Doorcase

The Doorcase in July 1974 - Courtesy Hertfordshire County Council Every now and then I carry out work for no charge, especially when I believe strongly in the project and know...

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Patrick Baty carried out the analysis of an early 18th century house in Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster

Queen Anne’s Gate, Westminster

I was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of a very interesting early 18th century house in Westminster. 71 individual decorative schemes were found on the...

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Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out the analysis of the copperas wash on the exterior and the paint on the surfaces within the staircase hall

Basildon Park, Berkshire

Basildon Park was built by John Carr of York for Sir Francis Sykes between 1776 and 1783. It is a beautifully balanced building of warm Bath stone consisting of a main central...

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Patrick Baty carried out an analysis of the paint on the external harling

The Hill House, Helensburgh

The Hill House in Helensburgh, Scotland was commissioned by Walter W. Blackie, the publisher, in 1902 as his family residence. Blackie had been introduced to the architect...

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Patrick Baty carried out an analysis of the paint on the shop front

Robert Smail’s Printing Works, Innerleithen

Robert Smail's Printing Works comprises a double shop frontage at No. 7 and No. 9 Innerleithen High Street, in the Borders. It was a printing works and stationers from 1847 -...

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Patrick Baty carried out an analysis of the surface of the stone looking for a copperas wash

Sir William Powell’s Almshouses

Sir William Powell's Almshouses are situated on the north side of the churchyard of All Saints’ parish church, in Fulham. They were founded and endowed by Hereford MP and...

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Patrick Baty carried out an analysis of the surfaces looking for evidence of either paint or gilding

Hartlepool War Memorial

The memorial was designed by Philip B. Bennison in 1921 for the civilians and servicemen killed in World War One. It has a raked, stepped plinth to a square, coursed,...

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Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of the ceiling of the dome

Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede

The Air Forces Memorial, or Runnymede Memorial, near Egham, Surrey, England is a memorial dedicated to some 20,456 men and women from the British Empire who were lost in...

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Patrick Baty carried out an analysis of the paint on the exterior oand on the famous staircase

Home House

Home House was completed in 1778 to the designs (initially) of James Wyatt and (later) Robert Adam. The building changed hands many times over the years. Later occupants...

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Patrick Baty established the correct colour of the nine quarterings of the Dudley arms

Dudley House, 100 Park Lane

Property on this site (100 Park Lane) was owned by the Ward family from the 1730s. The sixth Baron Ward, subsequently first Viscount Dudley and Ward, seems to have built a...

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