Tag : war

Admiralty Lookout - Radley House Partnership
Oct 5th, 2011 | | Exterior | Government | Institutions | Portfolio | No Comments

Admiralty Lookout

Admiralty Lookout - marked The Admiralty Lookout and Port War Signal Station, located at the southern limit of the grounds of Dover Castle, is set hundreds of feet above sea-level on the edge of the White Cliffs of...

British Standard Camouflage Colours 1
Oct 5th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | 37 Comments

Wartime Camouflage Colours

BS987C: 1942 - Camouflage Colours (1) This is a 'toe-in-the-water' blog. By that I mean that it makes no claim to be a definitive study of British camouflage colours of World War II, merely a distillation of my...

Patrick Baty carried out an analysis of the surfaces looking for evidence of either paint or gilding
Dec 10th, 2010 | | Exterior | Monuments | Portfolio | 2 Comments

Hartlepool War Memorial

The memorial was designed by Philip B. Bennison in 1921 for the civilians and servicemen killed in World War One. It has a raked, stepped plinth to a square, coursed, rockfaced pedestal with ashlar quoins at the...

Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of the ceiling of the dome
Dec 10th, 2010 | | Monuments | Portfolio | No Comments

Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede

The Air Forces Memorial, or Runnymede Memorial, near Egham, Surrey, England is a memorial dedicated to some 20,456 men and women from the British Empire who were lost in operations from World War II. The memorial...

Bentley Priory - Front
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Institutions | Portfolio | No Comments

Bentley Priory

Bentley Priory was originally built in 1766 and was significantly extended in 1788, by Sir John Soane, for John Hamilton, 1st Marquess of Abercorn. As a result of his influence the Priory soon became a rendezvous...

Patrick Baty was asked to advise on the decoration of the lending hall and the main stairs
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Clubs and Societies | Organisations | Portfolio | No Comments

London Library

The London Library is the world's largest independent lending library. It was founded in 1841 by by a group of men who included Thomas Carlyle, who was dissatisfied with some of the policies at the British Library....

Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out an analysis of the paint in order to ensure that the correct colours were used in the repainting
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Exterior | Portfolio | No Comments

Civil Service Rifles’ War Memorial

The early history of the regiment was a complex one. The 21st Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps were formed in 1861. They became the 12th in 1880. The 50th Middlesex Rifle Volunteer Corps was raised in 1875. ...

Patrick Baty advised on appropriate paint colours for the display of the wartime areas.
Dec 8th, 2010 | | English Heritage | Exterior | Institutions | Portfolio | No Comments

Landguard Fort, Felixstowe

Built just outside Felixstowe, Suffolk, at the mouth of the River Orwell, Landguard Fort was originally designed in the sixteenth century to guard the entrance to Harwich. It has developed over the years, but the...

Bletchley Park
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Museums | No Comments

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park, also known as Station X, is an estate located in the town of Bletchley, in Buckinghamshire. During World War II, Bletchley Park was the site of the United Kingdom's main decryption establishment, the...

Sir Isaac Newton
Oct 18th, 2010 | | Exterior | Paint Technical | Recent projects | 8 Comments

History seen in 300 years of paint

Sir Isaac Newton  It is often assumed that the main task of an architectural paint researcher is to identify the original colours employed in an historic building. Whilst this can be established if...