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Raynham Hall

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...

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283 Kennington Road

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...

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76 Dean Street 1945

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...

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Swakeleys

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,...

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Lindsey House Chelsea 1850

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...

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Norwich Guildhall - Geograph

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,...

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Shoreditch Town Hall

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...

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Crichel House

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...

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Holly Mount, Hampstead

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...

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16 John Street

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...

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St James's Place

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...

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The Old Deanery

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...

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Aerial view of the Slubice Palace

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...

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29 Sackville Street - Soane Museum

29 Sackville Street, London W1

Ceiling of the front Drawing room / at John Parker Esqr house in Sackville Street / Mr Parker (in pencil) Sir John Soane Museum1 Background to the Street and House2 On 1st...

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SPAB Door - Thanks to Spitalfields Life

37 Spital Square

37 Spital Square - with thanks to Spitalfields Life Spital Square was laid out in the 1720s and 30s on the site of the earlier Spital Yard. That in turn stood on the site of...

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