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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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Stowe House, North Hall ceiling
Jan 24th, 2013 | | Organisations | Portfolio | School and Universities | No Comments

Stowe – North Hall

(An introduction to Stowe House can be found HERE) Stowe - North Hall 1921 A Brief History of the North Hall and its Decoration1 The conventional wisdom is that the North Hall is probably the oldest and one of the...

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Stowe - Blue Room c1870
Jan 7th, 2013 | | Organisations | Portfolio | School and Universities | No Comments

Stowe – Blue Room

(An introduction to Stowe House can be found HERE) The Blue Room in ca.1870 Brief history of the Blue Room and its decoration1 To the east of the Large Library is the Blue Room. The name comes from the panels...

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Stowe - State Dining Room - Frieze
Jan 7th, 2013 | | Organisations | Portfolio | School and Universities | No Comments

Stowe – State Dining Room

(An introduction to Stowe House can be found HERE) The State Dining Room 1921 Brief history of the State Dining Room and its decoration1 This room is 75 feet by 25 feet (23m x 8m) and is located to the west of the...

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Stowe - Drawing Room - Joseph Nash watercolour
Jan 7th, 2013 | | Organisations | Portfolio | School and Universities | No Comments

Stowe – State Drawing Room

(An introduction to Stowe House can be found HERE) The State Drawing Room in 1921 Brief history of the State Drawing Room and its decoration1 From the rebuilding of 1774 until 1922 this room was known as the State...

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Stowe - Library Ceiling
Jan 6th, 2013 | | Organisations | Portfolio | School and Universities | 2 Comments

Stowe – Large Library

(An introduction to Stowe House can be found HERE) The Large Library in ca. 1894 Brief history of the Large Library and its decoration1 The Library is 75 feet (23 m) by 25 feet (7.6 m), and is located to the east...

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Honington Hall
Jul 26th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Recent projects | Residences | No Comments

Honington Hall, Warwickshire

Honington Hall - East Front Honington Hall was built in about 1682 by Sir Henry Parker in place of an earlier house. In 1737 the estate passed to the Townsend family, who made considerable alterations. These...

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Palace Theatre
Dec 10th, 2010 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

Palace Theatre, London

Having already financed the building of the Savoy Theatre with the profits from his productions of Gilbert and Sullivan performances, the opera-loving speculator, Richard D’Oyly Carte set out to build a London...

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Oct 20th, 2010 | | Private Houses | No Comments

Private residence, London SW1

This house in London’s West End had lain empty for many years and I had twice been consulted about it by earlier potential occupants.  I have been advising on the appropriate use of paint and colour for a late...

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Private residence in London, SW1
Oct 18th, 2010 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Private Residence, London SW1

A splendid St James's ceiling, created with colour advice from Patrick and paint from Papers and Paints. View Larger...

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