Street and place names prompt SPAB Scholar Bethan Watson to consider the lost country houses in her neighbourhood.
The original design of the square allowed for generous provision of green space to deal with 'spiritual matters’ of the day, all of which continues to be appreciated by residents today. SPAB Scholar Lilian Tuohy Main writes from North London.
We have recently objected to an application for listed buildings consent to remove the late-Victorian bay windows in this medieval house in Gloucestershire. The proposal aims to restore the facade to its 17th-century appearance and we have always been opposed to the restoration of buildings to their original — or imagined original — form.
Now a suburb of Plymouth, the area's changing fortunes are reflected in the dignified civic buildings. Rachel Broomfield, our casework officer, writes from Devon.