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21 & 20 St James's Square

20 St James’s Square, London

21 & 20 St James's Square Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn 4th Bart. (1749-89) succeeded his father when only five months old. Unlike his predecessors he concentrated more on the arts...

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Sarsden House - credit James Kerr http://www.jameskerr.co.uk/

Sarsden House, Oxfordshire

Sarsden House from the NE - credit James Kerr Sarsden House, near Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, was rebuilt by William Walter in 1689 after a major fire. In 1792 James...

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Ramley House in the 19th Century

Ramley House, Hampshire

Ramley House in the 19th Century Ramley House is a large two storied house faced in stucco with rusticated quoins. It has wide eaves and a hipped slate roof. The garden...

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Lichfield Court

Lichfield Court, Richmond-upon-Thames

Lichfield Court is situated in Sheen Road, Richmond-upon-Thames. It is built on the site of Lichfield House which was believed by George Augustus Sala to have been built by...

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Albert Hall Mansions

Albert Hall Mansions

Albert Hall Mansions In 1872–73 the 1851 Exhibition Commissioners decided to take advantage of a buoyant market to lease parts of their estate for private building. Their...

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Connaught Square

Connaught Square, London

Typical Houses in Connaught Square This area of Hyde Park has remained in the hands of the church since the medieval period and originally covered around 500 acres, including...

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88 St James's Street

88 St James’s Street

No. 88 St James’s Street built for the Alliance Assurance Company in 1904-5, is amongst a small group of London buildings designed by Richard Norman Shaw (1831-1912) towards...

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Roehampton House

Roehampton House

Roehampton House (West front) - with thanks to St James Roehampton House, in Roehampton, SW London, was built by the architect Thomas Archer in 1710-12 for the London merchant...

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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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Woodrow High House

Woodrow High House, Buckinghamshire

The central block with later wings Woodrow High House (formerly Woodside House), near Amersham in Buckinghamshire, was built in the 17th century. During the English Civil...

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Sherlock-holmes-and-magnifying-glass - Credit Nisheeth

The Paint Detective

It was having given my recent talk at the Charleston Art & Antique Forum, in South Carolina, that I was prompted to illustrate here just how effective properly-executed paint...

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Bristol Beaufighter © 404 Squadron R.C.A.F.

Bristol Beaufighter

Bristol Beaufighter Mk X with rockets. This machine is NE255/EE-H of No. 404 Squadron RCAF, of RAF Coastal Command at RAF Davidstow Moor, 21 August 1944. The Bristol Type 156...

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Charleston Art & Antiques Forum

Charleston Art & Antiques Forum 2012

Billed as America's Premier Lecture Series, The Charleston Art & Antiques Forum for 2012 was held in the Old Courtroom at the Confederate Home and College at 23 Chalmers...

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Souter Johhnie's Cottage

Souter Johnnie’s Cottage

In 1789 Robert Burns was asked to produce a witch tale to accompany a picture of Alloway Kirk in the book Antiquities of Scotland. His response was a poem regarded by many as...

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Tennyson House

Tennyson House, Twickenham

Montpelier Row, Twickenham, faces east over Marble Hill Park. The houses were built in about 1721 by a retired naval officer Captain John Gray, who seems to have acquired...

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