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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

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

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

New frame

I’ve got a new frame option to add to the collection. This one with a gold edge is a rather happy accident as it wasn’t the frame I ordered from … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Very Small Business

You might like to know that I am giving a talk about my life as a modelmaker and designer this Wednesday 9th April for The Friends of Nonsuch Palace. The … Continue reading

April 6, 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

Quick on the draw!

We had another commission for a house in Camberwell last week, which is not particularly unusual for us, as it is a part of London packed with wonderful and interesting … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · 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

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