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...
Refurbishment  of Heckfield Place, Hampshire

Refurbishment of Heckfield Place, Hampshire

We are delighted to have been involved in the refurbishment of Heckfield Place, originally a beautiful family home and now operating as an exclusive hotel in the heart of the countryside in Hampshire, England. Atkey and Company worked alongside architects Spratley...