Tag : Richmond

Richmond Green
Sep 24th, 2014 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Richmond Green

The subject of this post is a Grade II Listed building within a rectangular block on the southwest corner of The Green, in Richmond, Surrey. The Green is described as one of the most beautiful urban greens...

An 18th century entrance hall
Dec 4th, 2012 | | Aesthetics | History | No Comments

The Entrance Hall in the 18th Century

An entrance hall of the 1770s In 1715 the Scottish architect, Colen Campbell, launched his campaign for a return to the purity which he believed to have been the quality of the antique. In the preface to the first...

Lichfield Court
Oct 20th, 2012 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 4 Comments

Lichfield Court, Richmond-upon-Thames

Lichfield Court is situated in Sheen Road, Richmond-upon-Thames. It is built on the site of Lichfield House which was believed by George Augustus Sala to have been built by Christopher Wren and later to have become...

King's Observatory, Kew
Jul 13th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

King’s Observatory, Kew

The King’s Observatory was an astronomical and terrestrial magnetic observatory built for George III, a keen amateur astronomer. The architect was Sir William Chambers who also designed the Pagoda in nearby Kew...

No 1 Maid's of Honour Row
Jan 26th, 2011 | | Private Houses | 7 Comments

Maids of Honour Row, Richmond

Maids of Honour Row is ‘an excellent, entirely uniform, terrace’ of four three story houses each five windows wide with a parapet hiding the roof. They have distinctive pink “rubbed” brick dressings to the...