Tag : 20th century

Cavalry and Guards Club
Nov 26th, 2010 | | Clubs and Societies | No Comments

Cavalry and Guards Club

The Cavalry & Guards Club is a gentleman's club in Piccadilly, London. It is open to officers who had served in one of the Cavalry or Guards regiments of the British Army. The present club was formed by the...

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The Cenotaph
Nov 26th, 2010 | | Monuments | No Comments

The Cenotaph

The Cenotaph was designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, in the years 1919-20. The railings were made a few years later and are erected around the memorial each Remembrance Sunday. I was commissioned to...

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Barbican Centre
Nov 26th, 2010 | | Conservation | No Comments

Barbican Centre

The Barbican Estate was built between 1965 and 1976, on a 35-acre (140,000 m2) site that was bombed in World War II. The complex was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, whose first work was the...

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Southwark Bridge
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Bridges | No Comments

Southwark Bridge

Southwark Bridge is an arch bridge for traffic linking Southwark and the City across the River Thames. It was built in 1921. As part of the recent repainting exercise I was asked to carry out paint...

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Falkland Palace
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Palaces | No Comments

Falkland Palace – Royal Tennis Court

The office of Keeper was acquired in 1887 by a descendant of the Royal Stuarts, John Patrick Crichton Stuart, the 3rd Marquess of Bute. He rebuilt and restored much of the Palace. His grandson, Major Michael...

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Chelsea Town Hall
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Government | No Comments

Kensington & Chelsea Town Hall

The Town Hall for the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea was designed by Sir Basil Spence and completed in 1977.  In 2007 I was asked by the Mayor to provide advice on the decoration and furnishing of the...

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10 Downing Street
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Government | 2 Comments

10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street in London is the official residence and office of the British Prime Minister. Number 10 was originally three houses. In 1732 King George II offered them to Sir Robert Walpole, who accepted...

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Bletchley Park
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Museums | No Comments

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park, also known as Station X, is an estate located in the town of Bletchley, in Buckinghamshire. During World War II, Bletchley Park was the site of the United Kingdom's main decryption establishment, the...

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Somerset House
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Somerset House

The central block of the Neoclassical building Somerset House was designed by Sir William Chambers and dates from 1776–96. It was extended by classical Victorian wings to north and south.  I was asked to advise...

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BBC Broadcasting House
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

BBC Broadcasting House

By 1926 the BBC was fast outgrowing its accommodation at Savoy Hill in the Strand. Their recently appointed civil engineer, Mr. M.T. Tudsbery, was asked to search for a building or new site for a new headquarters...

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