Tag : London

Bank of New York
Feb 13th, 2011 | | Commercial premises | 3 Comments

Former Bank of New York, London

The building was designed for Grace Brothers of New York, and completed in 1928. The drawings were prepared by James W.O'Connor, an American architect, who was assisted on site by a London surveyor. In 1963 the...

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St Martin's Lane - Ceiling
Feb 7th, 2011 | | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

St Martin’s Lane

A wonderful surprise was had by the new owners of the oldest surviving house in St Martin's Lane, near London's Trafalgar Square. For when they began work on the panelled ceiling of the front room on the first...

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15 St James's Square © Patrick Baty
Feb 6th, 2011 | | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Lichfield House, 15 St James’s Square

A house was built on the site by 1676. In April 1748 it was bought by Admiral Lord Anson from the Earl of Clarendon (who went on to purchase The Grove). In November 1751 Matthew Brettingham, senior, surveyed the...

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Kensington Palace Orangery
Jan 11th, 2011 | | Palaces | No Comments

Kensington Palace Orangery

The Orangery at Kensington Palace was designed for Queen Anne by Hawksmoor in 1704. The level of decoration of the interior, including carved detail by Grinling Gibbons, reflects its intended use, not just as a...

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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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All Souls Church - copyright Lonpicman at Wikipedia
Dec 28th, 2010 | | Places of Worship | No Comments

All Souls, Langham Place

All Souls, Langham Place, was built by John Nash on the ceremonial route that he planned from Carlton House to Regent's Park via Regent Street and Park Square. It was to provide to provide an eye-catching monument...

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Patrick Baty selected colours and produced a specification for the Ambulatory at Mercers' Hall
Dec 12th, 2010 | | Clubs and Societies | No Comments

Mercers’ Hall

View of the Ambulatory before the work The Worshipful Company of Mercers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. It was incorporated under a Royal Charter in 1394. The Mercers' Company is based at...

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Patrick Baty solved a paint problem in St Paul's Church, Mill Hill
Dec 11th, 2010 | | Institutions | Paint Technical | Places of Worship | No Comments

St Paul’s, Mill Hill

St Paul's, Mill Hill, was founded by William Wilberforce, anti-slavery movement leader and resident of Mill Hill. Patrick was asked to help solve a problem of flaking paint on the ceiling. The cause of the...

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Patrick Baty has been commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of various elements. He has also advised on paint colour
Dec 11th, 2010 | | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Hertford Street, Mayfair

The house is believed to have been completed shortly after 1768 by a bricklayer, Henry Holland and his architect son, also Henry. The first leaseholder was General John Burgoyne (1722-92), who commissioned Robert...

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Patrick Baty prepared a specification of paint colours and finishes appropriate to the house
Dec 11th, 2010 | | Museums | Organisations | No Comments

Dr Johnson’s House

Samuel Johnson was born in 1709 and came to London in 1737. He was commissioned to write the first comprehensive Dictionary of the English language in 1746. With the help of six assistants he compiled the...

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