Tag : 18th century

Raynham Hall
Aug 4th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 2 Comments

Raynham Hall, Norfolk

Raynham Hall is one of the most splendid of the great houses of Norfolk. For nearly 400 years it has been the seat of the Townshend family. It is also reported to be haunted and has provided the scene for possibly...

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283 Kennington Road
May 18th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

285 Kennington Road

Kennington Road is a long straight road, approximately a mile in length, in the London Borough of Lambeth in London, running south from Westminster Bridge Road (at the junction with Baylis Road to the north-east) to...

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76 Dean Street 1945
May 5th, 2014 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | 3 Comments

76 Dean Street, Soho

Staircase wall paintings in 1945 76 Dean Street is recorded as having been built by Thomas Richmond ca.1730. The first occupant entered in the parish ratebooks was James Hamilton, 7th Earl of Abercorn,1 a Fellow of...

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Norwich Guildhall - Geograph
Apr 8th, 2014 | | Conservation | English Heritage | Portfolio | No Comments

Norwich Guildhall Gates

Norwich Guildhall. The southern side view from outside City HallNorwich Guildhall (Pierre Terre) / CC BY-SA 2.0 Norwich Guildhall is a Grade I building on Gaol Hill in Norwich, Norfolk. It was constructed between...

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Crichel House
Mar 24th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Crichel House, Dorset

Crichel House is a country house in Dorset with magnificent interiors by James Wyatt. It belonged to the same family for 400 years passing through the female line from the Napiers to the Sturts (later Lords...

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Holly Mount, Hampstead
Jan 11th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Holly Mount, Hampstead

Many of my smaller projects involve giving advice on the decoration of eighteenth century houses, listed or otherwise. This latest was in a house on Holly Mount in Hampstead village. Possibly one of the smallest...

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16 John Street
Dec 13th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 2 Comments

John Street, Bloomsbury

John Street is in the south-east of London's Bloomsbury, running north from Theobald's Road to Guilford Street. Building started in 1754 and the upper west side had been developed by 1760 (nos 34–36 survive from...

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St James's Place
Dec 13th, 2013 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

St James’s Place

Most of St. James's Place was laid out by the Rossingtons, the speculators who purchased Cleveland House and garden. For a time the north-south line of the street was called Rossington Street, but the name did not...

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Aerial view of the Slubice Palace
Oct 26th, 2013 | | Palaces | Portfolio | Recent projects | Residences | No Comments

Slubice Palace, near Plock, Poland

Słubice Palace The Slubice Palace was built in 1789 for the mayor and chamberlain of Gostynin, Jozef Mikorski and his wife Krystyna (née Miaskowska) by the architect Hilary Szpilowski. It remained in the...

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29 Sackville Street - Soane Museum
Oct 11th, 2013 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | 2 Comments

29 Sackville Street, London W1

Ceiling of the front Drawing room / at John Parker Esqr house in Sackville Street / Mr Parker (in pencil) Sir John Soane Museum1 Background to the Street and House2 On 1st May 1730 William Pulteney3 signed...

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