Tag : Penrice

Thomas Parsons' Longfield Greens
May 8th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | Paint Technical | No Comments

Parsons’ Decorative Finishes (3) – Permanent Greens

Longfield Permanent Greens A previous post has already introduced the subject of a most useful work that was published in the 1930s - Parsons' Decorative Finishes. Subsequently I have used it as a 'prompt' for a...

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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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Sulby Park Door - Patrick Baty carried out the paint analysis of this Soane-designed complex of buildings
Dec 28th, 2010 | | Private Houses | No Comments

Sulby Park Farm, Northamptonshire

In 1792 Rene Payne of Welford employed Sir John Soane to design a house on land in the Parish of Sulby. The house, built in the Palladian style in 1793-95, was of two storeys with basement and attics. In 1810,...

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Over the years Patrick Baty has helped with paint colour and technical matters
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Penrice Castle, Gower

The present Penrice Castle was built in the 1770s by the neo-classical architect Anthony Keck for Thomas Mansel Talbot of Margam and Penrice. It is Grade I listed and one of the finest country houses in...

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Patrick Baty discovered that the blue colour found on the exterior joinery had been green
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Exterior | National Trust | Portfolio | 3 Comments

Hidcote Manor Garden

Hidcote Manor, near Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire was purchased, as a farm, in 1907 by Gertrude Winthrop, a widow. After serving in the First World War her son Major Lawrence Johnston took over the house and...

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Jul 10th, 2010 | | Paint Technical | 5 Comments

The World of Mythical Colour

"A short time ago the artistic world discovered that on garden gates, farm fences, etc., there was a most lovely blue-green colour to be seen sometimes. This was Brunswick green in a state of dilapidation, and was...

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