Author Archives: Patrick

BBC Broadcasting House
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

BBC Broadcasting House

By 1926 the BBC was fast outgrowing its accommodation at Savoy Hill in the Strand. Their recently appointed civil engineer, Mr. M.T. Tudsbery, was asked to search for a building or new site for a new headquarters...

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The Bank of England
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Institutions | No Comments

Bank of England

I advised on appropriate colours for several of the areas of the The Bank of England that were designed by Sir Herbert Baker in the manner of the Bank's earlier architect...

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The London Oratory
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Places of Worship | No Comments

The London Oratory

Brompton Oratory (more properly The London Oratory) is one of my favourite London churches. I have done much here over the years and Papers and Paints has produced specially-mixed paint for the redecoration. The...

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St Michael and All Angels, Thornton
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Places of Worship | No Comments

St Michael and All Angels, Thornton

A church is believed to have existed on this site in 1219. The core of the existing church of St Michael and All Angels dates from the first half of the fourteenth century. The medieval church consisted of the...

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St Yegiche's
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Places of Worship | No Comments

St Yeghiche’s Armenian Church

I was asked to provide advice on colour and technical matters when this church was refurbished for the Armenian community. It is located in Cranley Gardens, Kensington, London and was originally built as St....

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St Paul's
Nov 22nd, 2010 | | Places of Worship | No Comments

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral was built in the 17th century and designed by Sir Christopher Wren.  While working on the Tijou Screen at Hampton Court Palace I was asked to carry out a paint analysis of the wrought-iron gates...

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Handel House Museum (small)
Nov 16th, 2010 | | Museums | Recent projects | 4 Comments

Handel House Museum, London

My paint analysis of the house once occupied by George Frideric Handel proved one of the more complex that I have undertaken.  During its many years as an antique shop the interior had been altered substantially...

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Dirty cherub at Christ Church, Spitalfields
Nov 16th, 2010 | | Places of Worship | No Comments

Christ Church, Spitalfields

Nicholas Hawksmoor’s famous baroque church had fallen into terrible disrepair and came within a whisker of demolition.  The Friends of Christ Church was formed in 1976, but it was 20 years before a Lottery grant...

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Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

The Use of Colour on Architectural Ironwork, 1660-1960

This is a paper that I gave at an international conference at the V&A in 1994 on architectural ironwork. Papers and Paints can be found here: View Larger...

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BS 2660 Colour Card
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

The Development of the 1955 British Standard Colour Paint Range

The Development of the 1955 British Standard Paint Colour Range by Patrick Baty The 1955 British Standard colours can be obtained from Papers and Paints, at their premises just off the Fulham Road. View Larger...

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