Friday, 12 February 2010

Recycled Architecture - your examples wanted

Parts of Robert Adam’s Bowood House are at Lloyd’s in the City of London, relics of Carlton House are in Windsor Great Park and a William Kent archway (shown here) from Northumberland House is improbably located down a side street in East London, yards from where fragments of the Euston Arch were recovered last year (and even less distance from the Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach and its thundering traffic).

The Georgian Group is compiling a database of recycled architecture. Do you know of building material, or fixtures and fittings such as joinery, that has been moved at any time from a Georgian building (for these purposes 1660-1840) and erected or incorporated elsewhere? If so please let us know, preferably with documentary references or other evidence. All suppliers of information that is used will be credited in the database, which we intend in due course to make available online.  Contact Michael Bidnell, 6 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 5DX,, tel 020 7529 8928.

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