Ironwork on entrance gate, 1 Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 (1868-70) designed by Philip Speakman Webb for the Hon. George Howard, the important Pre-Raphaelite. Note the stonework above the doorway. Photograph and text by George P. Landow. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]
According to Jones and Woodward, this building, the architect's "most important town house," initially encountered rejection by the the Commissioners (headed by Pennethorne) "because of the absence of stone as a relief to the brick façade" (158), but it was approved and built after Webb added some of that material. Jones and Woodward also point out that "the combination of tall Queen Anne style windows and pointed arches considerably pre-dates Norman Shaw's use of them" (158).
Jones, Edward, & Christopher Woodward. A Guide to the Architecture of London. 2nd ed. London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1992
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