Patrick Baty provided advice and colour matched samples for Richard Ireland's restoration of the Robert Adam schemes at Headfort House in Ireland

Headfort House, Ireland

In the early 1770s Thomas Taylor, the first Earl of Headfort, commissioned Irish architect George Semple to build Headfort House. It was designed in a severe unadorned...

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Patrick Baty has colour-matched colours uncovered during paint investigations and advised on technical matters

Queen Charlotte’s Cottage, Kew

Queen Charlotte’s Cottage is an early example of a cottage orné, a rustic cottage built as a country retreat rather than as a residence. It was an ideal location for a...

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Patrick Baty was commissioned to write an article for the World of Interiors magazine

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

In 2007 the World of Interiors magazine commissioned me to write an article on the interiors at Calke Abbey. My words were to accompany a set of wonderfully evocative...

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Patrick Baty examined the painted schemes applied to the surfaces in the Drawing Room and the Staircase of Brodie Castle

Brodie Castle, Moray

There have been Brodies at Brodie Castle for over 800 years. Parts of the present building are known to date from the 1560s although it is possible that earlier elements...

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Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out the analysis of the copperas wash on the exterior and the paint on the surfaces within the staircase hall

Basildon Park, Berkshire

Basildon Park was built by John Carr of York for Sir Francis Sykes between 1776 and 1783. It is a beautifully balanced building of warm Bath stone consisting of a main central...

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Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of the entrance hall and stairs

The Georgian House, Edinburgh

No. 7 Charlotte Square (The Georgian House) is an 18th century town house in Edinburgh's New Town, designed by Robert Adam. The house is beautifully furnished, with...

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Patrick Baty carried out an analysis of the paint on the external harling

The Hill House, Helensburgh

The Hill House in Helensburgh, Scotland was commissioned by Walter W. Blackie, the publisher, in 1902 as his family residence. Blackie had been introduced to the architect...

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Patrick Baty carried out an analysis of the paint on the shop front

Robert Smail’s Printing Works, Innerleithen

Robert Smail's Printing Works comprises a double shop frontage at No. 7 and No. 9 Innerleithen High Street, in the Borders. It was a printing works and stationers from 1847 -...

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Patrick Baty carried out the analysis of the paint in the Painted Room.

Spencer House

Spencer House was commissioned by John, 1st Earl Spencer in 1756. The architect he chose was John Vardy who had studied under William Kent. Vardy is responsible for the...

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Patrick Baty carried out paint analysis in this North Carolina plantation house

Richard Bennehan House, Stagville

In 1787 Richard Bennehan opened a store at Stagville, near Durham, North Carolina. Somewhere between 1788 and 1790, he built a small, 24ft x 16ft house which later became the...

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Patrick Baty worked on the early colours of the basketweave plaster

Belton House, Boathouse

The restored boathouse I was commissioned to examine some samples of paint from the external basketweave pattern plaster as part of the recent restoration programme. The...

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Patrick Baty matched paint colours inside the house and worked on the Memorial Arch designed by Sir Hugh Casson

Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey, Surrey, was once lived in by the poet and playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan (whose London house I have also worked on - see Hertford Street). In 1906 it...

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Patrick Baty has carried out various colour projects at Wilton House

Wilton House

Wilton House is the seat of the Earl of Pembroke, in Wilton near Salisbury, Wiltshire. I carried out colour work here - including matching the stippled red on the Little...

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Patrick Baty carried out spectrophotometric work at Stourhead


The Stourton family, the Barons of Stourton, had lived in the Stourhead estate for 700 years when they sold it to Henry Hoare I, son of wealthy banker Sir Richard Hoare in...

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Patrick Baty was commissioned to carry out the paint analysis of the Laigh and High Halls

The House of the Binns, Linlithgow

The House of the Binns is situated on the western slopes of twin hills (in old Scots “binns”) three miles east of Linlithgow. The present house was built between 1612 and...

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