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Belgravia – An Architectural History

Belgravia – An Architectural History

Probably London’s most desirable address, Belgravia is celebrated today for its outstanding architectural, historical and social interest. Belgravia is a late Georgian estate of terraces, crescents and squares situated between Knightsbridge and Victoria. The area...
Richard Norman Shaw – Architect

Richard Norman Shaw – Architect

The Scottish born architect Richard Norman Shaw was the son of an Irish father and a Scots mother. A pupil of William Burn from 1849, he later travelled (1854–6) and published Architectural Sketches from the Continent (1858). Shaw joined Salvin’s office in 1856...
Thomas Cubitt – Master Builder

Thomas Cubitt – Master Builder

Thomas Cubitt (1788–1855), born Buxton, Norfolk, was the leading master builder in London in the second quarter of the 19th century, and also carried out several projects in other parts of England. The son of a Norfolk carpenter, he journeyed to India as ship’s...
George Basevi – Architect

George Basevi – Architect

George Basevi was an architect and surveyor active in the early- to mid-19th century. He was a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society. A pupil of Sir John Soane, his designs included...
Cottage Orné Style of Architecture

Cottage Orné Style of Architecture

Cottage orné, translated as decorated cottage, dates back to a movement of ‘rustic’ stylised cottages of the late 18th and early 19th century To be considered an authentic cottage orné, the cottage must conform to a certain set of stylistic...