Author Archives: Patrick

Wallace Collection
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Museums | No Comments

The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection was established in 1897 from the private collection created by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford (1800–1870). He left it and the house to his illegitimate son Sir Richard...

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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...

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Ashmolean
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Museums | No Comments

The Ashmolean, Oxford

The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, was the world's first university museum. Its first building was built in 1678–1683 to house the cabinet of curiosities Elias Ashmole gave Oxford University in 1677. Between 2006...

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Somerset House
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Somerset House

The central block of the Neoclassical building Somerset House was designed by Sir William Chambers and dates from 1776–96. It was extended by classical Victorian wings to north and south.  I was asked to advise...

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Thorpe Hall
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Thorpe Hall, Cambridgeshire

Thorpe Hall at Longthorpe near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire is a Grade I listed building, built by Peter Mills between 1653 and 1656, for the Lord Chief Justice, Oliver St John.  I was asked to produce...

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Royal Hospital, Chelsea
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Royal Hospital, Chelsea

The first stone of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, was laid by Charles II in 1682. The idea of a home for veteran soldiers was inspired by the Hôtel des Invalides in Paris. 476 pensioners were admitted in 1689 and the...

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Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Institutions | School and Universities | No Comments

Royal Naval College, Greenwich

The Former Royal Naval College, Greenwich is one of my longest-standing clients. I have worked there since the days when it was occupied by the Royal Navy. Most of the site has been investigated by me. My work...

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Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Clubs and Societies | Organisations | No Comments

The National Trust for Scotland – Former Headquarters

Numbers 26-31 Charlotte Square, in Edinburgh, and the mews buildings behind were designed by Robert Adam in 1792 and built between 1805-1820. In 1996 Simpson & Brown was commissioned to restore and adapt these...

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Royal Mausoleum
Nov 25th, 2010 | | Places of Worship | No Comments

The Royal Mausoleum

Queen Victoria's love for her husband Prince Albert is well known and when he died on 14th December 1861, of typhoid, she was devastated. Within four days she had ordered the Frogmore Mausoleum to be built at her...

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British Museum
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Museums | No Comments

The British Museum

The British Museum.  I assisted Richard Ireland with his work on the restoration of the ceiling of the Entrance Hall and the old Reading Room. Papers and Paints also supplied paint. View Larger...

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