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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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London Road, Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells

London Road, Tunbridge Wells (before) It is often a straightforward matter when it comes to providing general advice or steering clients towards appropriate paints and paint...

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Ethelburga Estate

Ethelburga Estate, Battersea

Wartime Damage Caused by Bombing – London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945 The areas in Black show total destruction; Purple – damaged beyond repair; Dark Red –...

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Houghton Hall 2013

Country House and Garden Tours – An Introduction

Houghton Hall 2013 For ten years I have had the privilege of being invited to join small groups of American students of the decorative arts and architecture on their visits to...

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Sion Row by Ian Yarham

Sion Row, Twickenham

Sion Row The village of Twickenham is situated about ten miles west of London beside the River Thames. In the seventeenth century a number of substantial houses were built...

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Meard Street

Meard Street, London

Meard Street, in Soho, London, was designed and built as a speculative development by John Meard a local builder and businessman. The eastern, wider part of Meard Street,...

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Studios - South Edwardes Square

Edwardes Square Studios, South Edwardes Square, Kensington

Edwardes Square, in Kensington, was built between 1811 and 1819. By 1820 the garden was designed by Agostino Aglio, an Italian artist, with guidance from the Royal...

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Chute Lodge - Rear

Chute Lodge, Wiltshire

North Front Chute Lodge stands in Chute Forest, near Andover, Hampshire. It is a Grade I listed building. A house called Chute Lodge was standing in 1632 and was lived in...

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White Lodge

A Regency Villa near London

I am frequently asked to assist the new owner of a house in the selection of suitable paint and colours. In this instance it was for an early nineteenth century house to the...

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