Tag : 18th century

SPAB Door - Thanks to Spitalfields Life
Oct 8th, 2013 | | Clubs and Societies | Organisations | Portfolio | No Comments

37 Spital Square

37 Spital Square - with thanks to Spitalfields Life Spital Square was laid out in the 1720s and 30s on the site of the earlier Spital Yard. That in turn stood on the site of the Augustinian Priory and Hospital (hence...

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Hampton Court - Kings Staircase 1819 - WH Pyne
Sep 24th, 2013 | | Palaces | Portfolio | Residences | 4 Comments

The King’s Staircase – Hampton Court Palace

The King's Staircase (Credit: Andy Marshall - Fotofacade) The balustrade to the King’s Staircase at Hampton Court Palace was designed and made by the Huguenot ironsmith Jean Tijou. Tijou seems to have arrived in...

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Nos. 1 & 2 New Burlington Street
Sep 23rd, 2013 | | Commercial premises | Portfolio | No Comments

1 & 2 New Burlington Street

Nos. 1 & 2 New Burlington Street In the late 1600s, the Earl of Burlington had acquired leasehold possession of Ten Acre Close, a piece of ground lying north and north-east of Burlington House. Richard Boyle, third...

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Sion Row by Ian Yarham
Sep 14th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Sion Row, Twickenham

Sion Row The village of Twickenham is situated about ten miles west of London beside the River Thames. In the seventeenth century a number of substantial houses were built on both banks of the Thames in the area,...

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Meard Street
Jun 30th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Meard Street, London

Meard Street, in Soho, London, was designed and built as a speculative development by John Meard a local builder and businessman. The eastern, wider part of Meard Street, containing Nos. 1–7 (odd) and Nos. 2–6...

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Chute Lodge - Rear
Jun 2nd, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 18 Comments

Chute Lodge, Wiltshire

North Front Chute Lodge stands in Chute Forest, near Andover, Hampshire. It is a Grade I listed building. A house called Chute Lodge was standing in 1632 and was lived in by Sir John Collins M.P. (1624-1711) in...

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Cassiobury USA
Apr 7th, 2013 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

Cassiobury, Bedford Hills, New York USA

Cassiobury USA Cassiobury was built in 1927 in Bedford Hills, New York on a 24 acre site bordering the Beaver Dam river. The area is known for its tranquil landscapes and sumptuous country estates. It was designed...

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Beverley Market Cross - Wikipedia
Mar 29th, 2013 | | Exterior | Monuments | Portfolio | 6 Comments

Market Cross, Beverley, East Yorkshire

I am frequently asked for advice on the redecoration of historic structures. This may be by local authorities, heritage bodies or residents concerned at intended development in the area. In this case I was asked...

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Stowe House, North Hall ceiling
Jan 24th, 2013 | | Organisations | Portfolio | School and Universities | No Comments

Stowe – North Hall

(An introduction to Stowe House can be found HERE) Stowe - North Hall 1921 A Brief History of the North Hall and its Decoration1 The conventional wisdom is that the North Hall is probably the oldest and one of the...

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Entrance Hall - Roehampton House
Jan 6th, 2013 | | Aesthetics | History | No Comments

Stone Colour

Entrance Hall - Roehampton House A recent project reminded me of an important point that one is frequently faced with when examining eighteenth century houses. It is something that often causes surprise especially...

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