Tag : exterior

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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The Painting of Buildings - 1946
Jan 10th, 2012 | | History | Paint Technical | No Comments

The Painting of Buildings – HMSO 1946 (1)

Part I - The General Nature of Paints Towards the end of 1941 the Minister of Works established a series of committees to investigate and report on the problems likely to be faced in post-war building. ‘The...

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Georgian Group - Fitzroy Square
Dec 29th, 2011 | | Aesthetics | History | 35 Comments

Painting of Georgian Buildings

In 1950 the Georgian Group issued the above sheet offering advice to householders on the external painting of Georgian buildings. The suggestion was that, in spite of continued post-war shortages, there would be a...

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18 St James's Square - Main Facade
Sep 26th, 2011 | | Exterior | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

18 St James’s Square, London

King Street Facade - before History1 From 1727 to 1733 the newly built house on this site was occupied by Philip, Earl of Chesterfield, but Thomas Phillips retained the freehold until February 1733/4 when,...

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Frontispiece to P.F. Tingry's The Painter's & Colourman's Complete Guide...
Jun 29th, 2011 | | Patrick's Writing | 2 Comments

The Methods and Materials of the House-Painter in England 1650-1850

The text of my thesis can be found here Papers and Paints can be found here: View Larger...

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18th century doorcase, photograph by Nathaniel Lloyd (ca. 1915-1933). Reproduced by permission of National Monuments Record
Jun 18th, 2011 | | Conservation | Exterior | Portfolio | 2 Comments

The Case of the Missing Doorcase

The Doorcase in July 1974 - Courtesy Hertfordshire County Council Every now and then I carry out work for no charge, especially when I believe strongly in the project and know that without it something will be lost. ...

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Patrick Baty sample the paint on a number of external surfaces at Worth Park
May 16th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | 3 Comments

Worth Park (Stables) – Sussex

Stable Tower The site of Worth Park, in Sussex, had been owned by the Warenne family since the Norman Conquest. It formed part of the Forest of Worth, stretching from Slaugham in the South to Worth in the North. In...

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Kiddington Hall - Exterior
Mar 13th, 2011 | | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Kiddington Hall, Oxfordshire

Kiddington Hall was built in 1673 by Sir Henry Browne, whose family lived there for generations. In 1740, Sir Henry's grandson hired Capability Brown to design the park and gardens and carve out a lake from the...

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Blenheim Palace
Jan 14th, 2011 | | Palaces | 2 Comments

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace © Pete Seaward Photography Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire is the only palace in England outside those in either royal or episcopal use. ‘Palace’ is a coincidence pertaining to the...

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13 Bedford Row, Bloomsbury. Patrick worked with the developers of this 18th century house
Dec 29th, 2010 | | Private Houses | 1 Comment

13 Bedford Row, Bloomsbury

Bedford Row, which lies between Red Lion Street and Gray's Inn, is a broad thoroughfare of the early eighteenth century. It does not derive its name, as might be imagined, from the Russell family, but from the town...

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