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History or historical aspects related to buildings or their areas.

Detail cornice of compo versus plaster

Composition: an alternative to plaster

Usually confused with plaster, composition or ‘compo’ has unique qualities and history. In this article, you’ll learn how to identify and care for it.

Clapham Park, the dream of Thomas Cubitt

During the early nineteenth century, Thomas Cubitt saw a long commute from London to Clapham as an opportunity. His mission was to convert the empty land between Clapham and Brixton into a new upper-class neighbourhood.

Lime Grove, Putney house now demolished

A mini history of Putney

From pre-historic times to the 20th century Putney was in constant change. Look for the buildings that tell you about the past of your area.