Residences

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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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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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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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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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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Hampton Court - Kings Staircase 1819 - WH Pyne

The King’s Staircase – Hampton Court Palace

The King's Staircase (Credit: Andy Marshall - Fotofacade) The balustrade to the King’s Staircase at Hampton Court Palace was designed and made by the Huguenot ironsmith...

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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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