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It’s Christmas all year round in Perry Vale

Ted Christmas’s development on Perry Vale was completed in 1903. Whilst researching the history of one of these houses we discovered that the first letters of the house names in … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

House Portrait

Not every picture we create includes a house history. If you’re looking for a highly detailed architectural drawing of your house then just give us a call. This beautiful house … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Living Room?

Ever wondered how to fit 16 people from 6 different families into a 3 bedroom Victorian house? We have just finished researching a house in what is now affluent Notting … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Camberwell Coincidence

We are asked to investigate house histories and draw properties all over the UK. We’ve travelled from Killyleagh in Northern Ireland down to Taunton in Devon, but it has to … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Presents from the Past

Astute followers of the Archistory Blog may have noticed a distinct lack of blogging lately, this all down to the fact that the whole of November and December was non-stop … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Lost House Rediscovered

This week I have been working on a project to reconstruct architectural drawings of a building which was probably demolished around 1820. This imposing red brick manor house once stood … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Giles Gilbert Scott

Just finishing a very interesting project this week. A house built by the architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Scott is famous for his landmark buildings such as Battersea Power Station, Liverpool … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Raising the glass to Crystal Palace

I read today that the Crystal Palace may be set to rise again! It appears that there are plans to re-build the famous structure designed by Joseph Paxton as the … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

An English Padlock

“Be to her virtues very kind; And to her indulgencies a little blind”.   As a child in the house where I grew up, I always longed for there to … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Drawing on the net

May’s Newsletter From Archistory I often tell people that what we do at Archistory is unique. No other company produces architectural drawings and house histories combined into one picture. There … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

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