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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

Before ‘Windows’ there must have been ‘Doors’

Whilst researching a house in Blackheath in London I discovered some interesting notation in the basement. These must have been calculations for the coal bill, scrawled onto the nearest thing … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 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

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

Train of Thought

I’ve been travelling a great deal in the past few weeks, work has taken me to Gloucestershire, Dorset, Kent and West Sussex, which has involved a lot of driving. Last … Continue reading

December 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Everything a Woman Ought to Know…

I told client of mine recently that I was always on the look-out for architectural books of almost any sort. I am gradually amassing quite a collection, all of which … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Model Career?

It’s interesting to wonder just how you arrive at your job. How much is luck or destiny. Everyone has talents of one sort or another. Mine are luckily all aligned … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

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