Author Archives: Patrick

The Cenotaph
Nov 26th, 2010 | | Monuments | No Comments

The Cenotaph

The Cenotaph was designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, in the years 1919-20. The railings were made a few years later and are erected around the memorial each Remembrance Sunday. I was commissioned to...

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David Garrick's Temple
Nov 26th, 2010 | | Monuments | No Comments

David Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare

The renowned actor-manager, David Garrick, built the Temple to celebrate the genius of William Shakespeare, commissioning the sculptor Roubiliac to provide a life-size statue of his hero to be placed inside. The...

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Barbican Centre
Nov 26th, 2010 | | Conservation | No Comments

Barbican Centre

The Barbican Estate was built between 1965 and 1976, on a 35-acre (140,000 m2) site that was bombed in World War II. The complex was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, whose first work was the...

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Trinity College of Music
Nov 25th, 2010 | | School and Universities | No Comments

Trinity College of Music

Trinity College of Music was founded in central London in 1872 by The Rev'd. Henry George Bonavia Hunt to improve the teaching of church music. Trinity moved to its present home in Greenwich in 2001. King...

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Christ Church, Oxford
Nov 25th, 2010 | | School and Universities | No Comments

Christ Church, Oxford

I was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of a number of areas in Peckwater Quad in Oxford's Christ Church. Curiously, I found myself sampling the doors of the rooms once occupied by my father in the...

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Battersea Park Station
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Industrial buildings | No Comments

Battersea Park Station

Battersea Park Station is an Italianate style railway station built in 1865-67 for the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway. It is located at the south-east corner of Queens Circus on Queenstown Road, and is...

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Metropolitan Wharf
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Industrial buildings | No Comments

Metropolitan Wharf, London

This photograph was taken in 2006, when Patrick was consulted Metropolitan Wharf is a significant 6-storey, Grade II Listed, purpose built Victorian riverside warehouse and comprises 4 buildings, built between 1862...

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Southwark Bridge
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Bridges | No Comments

Southwark Bridge

Southwark Bridge is an arch bridge for traffic linking Southwark and the City across the River Thames. It was built in 1921. As part of the recent repainting exercise I was asked to carry out paint...

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Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Industrial buildings | No Comments

Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport

The Granary and Bakery Building in the Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport, was being converted into residential accommodation. At its peak the bakery was capable of producing 10,000 ships' biscuits an hour. It is...

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Royal Albert Bridge, Cornwall
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Bridges | 2 Comments

Royal Albert Bridge, Cornwall

View of the 'Tube' from the Devon side looking towards Cornwall The Royal Albert Bridge is a railway bridge that connects Devon and Cornwall.  I was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis in order to see how...

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