Tag : 19th century

London Road, Tunbridge Wells
Oct 2nd, 2013 | | Exterior | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

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 colours. Having dealt with many hundreds...

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The Ivy House - Exterior
Aug 15th, 2013 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

The Ivy House

For many years The Ivy House was called The Newlands Tavern, fleetingly becoming The Stuart Arms in the 1980s and 1990s, before receiving its current name. The pub was in the hands of only two families for about...

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The Milk Maid by Winslow Homer 1878
Jul 7th, 2013 | | History | Paint Technical | No Comments

The Myth of Milk Paint

The Milk Maid by Winslow Homer. 1878 (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA) Many Myths have grown up around the subject of traditional paints and painting processes. One that regularly resurfaces is that of...

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White Lodge
Apr 11th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

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 east of London. The house has two...

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Lord Henley's Bridge © http://www.waymarking.com
Feb 19th, 2013 | | Bridges | Exterior | Portfolio | 11 Comments

Lord Henley’s Bridge

Lord Henley's Bridge © http://www.waymarking.com Bridge 69, known as Pulpit or Armchair bridge, is on the Hanslope-Northampton-Rugby Loop Line and was built by the London & North Western Railway in 1877. Its site...

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Victoria Bridge, Bath 1849
Feb 10th, 2013 | | Bridges | Exterior | Portfolio | No Comments

Victoria Bridge, Bath

The Victoria Bridge in 1849 The Victoria Bridge in Bath was designed and constructed in 1836 by local brewer James Dredge to link the Upper Bristol Road and Lower Bristol Road. He wanted to be able to carry beer...

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Ramley House in the 19th Century
Oct 30th, 2012 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

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 facade has a bowed centre with a ground floor...

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Connaught Square
Oct 1st, 2012 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

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 the entire area from Marble Arch to...

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Sim Harris escaping from the Iranian Embassy Siege
Jul 1st, 2012 | | Exterior | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

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 Siege was ended when men from the elite...

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Woodrow High House
Jun 2nd, 2012 | | Clubs and Societies | Organisations | Portfolio | 14 Comments

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 War (1642–1651) Oliver Cromwell,...

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