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Ellen Leslie
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History At The End of Your Street
I’ve lived in my corner of south London, Streatham Hill to be exact, for 10 years now and one of the pleasing architectural aspects of this typical late Victorian red-brick residential development is St Thomas's Church on Telford Avenue. It isn’t too ostent...

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Phoenix Houses From The Ashes
Last year I was commissioned to research two particularly special country houses for two different clients. Both of them were located in Norfolk, both were constructed in the 18 th   century, both were in rural locations and were the main houses for large f...

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A Decade to Remember. Ten Years as a Buildings Historian
January 2016 marks a big milestone for me. 10 years ago this
month I was commissioned to research my first historic building. At the time I
was still studying for the Post Graduate Diploma in the Conservation of
Historic Buildings at the Architectural Assoc...

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What's the Name of the Game?
Apethorpe 'Palace'  © English Heritage In the continuing effort to conserve and hold on to our
built past, it is sometimes worth stopping and asking ourselves what should be preserved? As I have said
in previous blogs, our historic buildings can't remain in...

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To The Manor Born?
The Old Manor, Dorsington 1870s A common name for an old house in England is The Manor House . I have researched
several properties with this name, but often the title was not a true
description of the building’s historic status or function. Many weren’t an...

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It's Show Time!
One-To-One 2015 will be the sixth year that I exhibit at the Listed Property Show at Olympia, run by the Listed Property Owner's Club. It will also be my fifth year giving one of the expert talks at the show. The Show takes place on a weekend around the mid...
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