National Trust

Khadambi Asalache House - Hallway

575 Wandsworth Road

Entrance Hall 575 Wandsworth Road (the former home of Khadambi Asalache) must be one of the more extraordinary buildings that I have ever been asked to assist with. I...

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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 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 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 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 has been employed on several occasions to advise on the treatment of external surfaces at Ham

Ham House

I have been employed on several occasions to advise on the treatment of external surfaces at Ham House. In the early 1990s I carried out trials with copperas washes on the...

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Patrick Baty discovered that the blue colour found on the exterior joinery had been green

Hidcote Manor Garden

Hidcote Manor, near Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire was purchased, as a farm, in 1907 by Gertrude Winthrop, a widow. After serving in the First World War her son Major...

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Patrick Baty carried out spectrophotometric work on this National Trust house

Kingston Lacy

Kingston Lacy is a 17th century country house and estate near Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England, now owned by the National Trust. I was sent spectrophotometric data on the...

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Uppark is a 17th-century house in South Harting, Petersfield, West Sussex, and a National Trust property. It was built for the first Lord Tankerville c.1690 and...

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Stowe House - Patrick Baty carried out extensive analysis of the paint in the State rooms

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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