Category : Portfolio

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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Patrick on Tower Bridge - John Harris
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Bridges | Recent projects | 2 Comments

Tower Bridge, London

In the second half of the 19th century, increased commercial development in the East End of London led to a requirement for a new river crossing downstream of London Bridge. A traditional fixed bridge could not be...

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Stowe House - Patrick Baty carried out extensive analysis of the paint in the State rooms
Oct 20th, 2010 | | National Trust | Recent projects | School and Universities | 1 Comment

Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Stowe House - North Front Stowe House is a magnificent Grade I listed eighteenth century country house located in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. It is the home of...

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Festival Hall - not CC - replace
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Institutions | Recent projects | No Comments

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London

Far from being a brilliant white, paint analysis established that the surfaces in the foyer were painted in a very sophisticated manner in 1951. A deep red, a pale dull green and a dark brown were originally...

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RAB paint slice
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Bridges | Exterior | Portfolio | Recent projects | No Comments

Royal Albert Bridge, Cornwall

A previous existence as a miltary parachutist helped me on this project.  The 185ft bridge had to be scaled at night, when the trains had stopped running, in order for paint samples to be taken. See the BBC clip...

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Kenilworth Ruin
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Exterior | Portfolio | No Comments

Kenilworth Castle

The original garden at Kenilworth Castle was built by Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in honour of Queen Elizabeth’s nine-day visit to the castle in July 1575. In 2009 English Heritage recreated the...

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Hill of Tarvit
Oct 20th, 2010 | | National Trust for Scotland | No Comments

Hill of Tarvit, Cupar, Scotland

In the early 20th century the Scotstarvit estate, south of Cupar in Fife, was bought by Frederick Bower Sharp. The Sharp family had made their fortune in Dundee, where they manufactured jute products (including...

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Hampton Court Palace - Red Dragon
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Palaces | Recent projects | No Comments

Hampton Court Palace

I have worked on many projects at Hampton Court Palace over the last twenty years.  The recent recreation of a Tudor garden inspired by King Henry VIII’s Privy garden was one of the most colourful.  He was...

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Golden Lane
Oct 20th, 2010 | | Conservation | No Comments

Golden Lane Housing Estate, London

The Golden Lane Housing Estate is a 1950s council housing complex in the City of London. It was built on the northern edge of the City, in an area devastated by bombing in World War II. The site had been occupied...

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