Tag : London

Roehampton House
Sep 21st, 2012 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Recent projects | Residences | 2 Comments

Roehampton House

Roehampton House (West front) - with thanks to St James Roehampton House, in Roehampton, SW London, was built by the architect Thomas Archer in 1710-12 for the London merchant Thomas Cary. Cary had been born in the...

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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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Holborn Viaduct - Presentation Watercolour
Feb 1st, 2012 | | Bridges | Exterior | Portfolio | 1 Comment

Holborn Viaduct

Holborn Viaduct © Jen Westcott Holborn Viaduct (Farringdon Street Bidge) is a bridge in London and the name of the street which crosses it (which forms part of the A40 road). It links Holborn, via Holborn Circus,...

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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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Gas Lighting Column
Aug 19th, 2011 | | Exterior | Portfolio | 2 Comments

Covent Garden: Gas Lighting Columns

I was recently asked to examine the gas lighting columns in King Street, Covent Garden. It was thought that they had retained all their paint since their erection in 1910. Gas Lighting Coal-gas had been used...

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North London House - Facade
Jul 28th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 2 Comments

A North London House

By no means is all my work carried out in well-known or particularly important buildings. Some of the more interesting projects take place in houses of a much smaller scale. This was certainly the case here. The...

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Khadambi Asalache House - Hallway
Jul 19th, 2011 | | Conservation | National Trust | Portfolio | 6 Comments

575 Wandsworth Road

Entrance Hall 575 Wandsworth Road (the former home of Khadambi Asalache) must be one of the more extraordinary buildings that I have ever been asked to assist with. I vividly remember the impression made on me...

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Patrick offered advice on the redecoration of the church
May 16th, 2011 | | Institutions | Places of Worship | 1 Comment

St James’s, Clerkenwell

St James’s, Clerkenwell traces its origins to a Benedictine nunnery that was founded in about 1100. At the Dissolution the site of the nunnery was granted to the Duke of Norfolk, but the nun’s church became the...

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Kelmscott House
Mar 26th, 2011 | | Museums | Organisations | No Comments

Kelmscott House

"'If a chap can't compose an epic poem while he's weaving tapestry he might as well shut up" Kelmscott House was the London home of William Morris from April 1879 to his death in October 1896. Originally called...

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Carlton House - North Front
Mar 17th, 2011 | | Palaces | Residences | 5 Comments

Carlton House

Carlton House was the town house of the Prince Regent for several decades from 1783 until it was demolished forty years later. It faced the south side of Pall Mall, and its gardens abutted St. James's Park in the...

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