Tag : National Trust

18th Century Interior
Sep 6th, 2012 | | Patrick's Writing | No Comments

Palette of Historic Paints

This article was originally published as "Palette of Historic Paints" in Country Life, 20th February 1992: 56-57. Papers and Paints can be found here: View Larger...

Khadambi Asalache House - Hallway
Jul 19th, 2011 | | Conservation | National Trust | Portfolio | 6 Comments

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 vividly remember the impression made on me...

Patrick Baty matched paint colours inside the house and worked on the Memorial Arch designed by Sir Hugh Casson
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Conservation | Exterior | National Trust | Portfolio | 4 Comments

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 was purchased by Mrs Ronald Greville, a...

Patrick Baty carried out spectrophotometric work at Stourhead
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Conservation | National Trust | Portfolio | Comments Off


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 1717. The original manor house was...

Patrick Baty has been employed on several occasions to advise on the treatment of external surfaces at Ham
Dec 9th, 2010 | | Conservation | National Trust | Portfolio | No Comments

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 quoins, which had been painted with a...

Patrick Baty discovered that the blue colour found on the exterior joinery had been green
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Exterior | National Trust | Portfolio | 3 Comments

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 Lawrence Johnston took over the house and...

Patrick Baty carried out spectrophotometric work on this National Trust house
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Colour Services | Conservation | National Trust | Portfolio | No Comments

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 colour of a wall in the house and asked...

Nov 25th, 2010 | | National Trust | 1 Comment


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 subsequently sold to Sir Matthew and Lady Sarah...

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...

Apr 21st, 2009 | | Paint Technical | 1 Comment

Basildon Park – Paint Analysis

Basildon Park was built by John Carr of York for Sir Francis Sykes between 1776 and 1783. It is constructed of Bath stone and consists of a main central block, with portico in antis, and is joined to two pavilions...