Tag : Charles Dickens

Mars and Minerva
Apr 19th, 2014 | | Patrick's Writing | 2 Comments

The Artists of the Artists Rifles – part 1

Napoleon III by Franz Xaver Winterhalter To some it may come as a surprise that an artist might have soldierly inclinations or that a soldier might also be artistic. This is the story of a very unusual group of men...

No 1 Maid's of Honour Row
Jan 26th, 2011 | | Private Houses | 7 Comments

Maids of Honour Row, Richmond

Maids of Honour Row is ‘an excellent, entirely uniform, terrace’ of four three story houses each five windows wide with a parapet hiding the roof. They have distinctive pink “rubbed” brick dressings to the...

1 Greek Street
Nov 26th, 2010 | | Clubs and Societies | No Comments

1 Greek Street – The House of St Barnabas in Soho

No. 1 Greek Street is the site of St Barnabas House, which was built in 1746 as part of a speculative development and stood empty for eight years until Richard Beckford took it over (his brother William Beckford,...