Author: simon-ablett-architects

New York completion

The new timber framed ‘Shingle’ style house in the Hamptons has been completed and the client has moved in. The house contains much custom joinery and sweeping, open staircase. Large and expansive windows allow for bright, floodlit interiors while built-in cabinets and bookcases, along...

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A Tower with a view

Lollard’s Tower at Lambeth Palace is named after the nickname for heretics, who were reputed to have been imprisoned in the atmospheric timber lined cell to the top floor. The imposing Kentish Ragstone tower dates from 1435 and was built by Archbishop Chichele. ...

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Ragtime at the Quarry

As we are well underway with major repairs to the Kentish Ragstone Tower at Lambeth Palace we took the opportunity of accepting an invitation to visit the Gallagher Hermitage quarry at Maidstone. Our morning visit was very informative to see the extraction, processing and...

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