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Paul Joyce Archive

Paul Joyce (1934–2014) was an architectural draughtsman and historian with a life-long interest in the work of George Edmund Street (1824–1881), a leading architect of the Victorian Gothic Revival. The Centre holds Joyce’s archive, containing material compiled in the course of his research on G.E. Street and other Victorian architects. The archive is fully catalogued and available for research. This spotlight feature highlights original drawings from the archive and a representative sample of Joyce’s research.

Boyne Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire, 1854-1866

Interior of a church showing empty pews, window and decorative stonework All Saints Church in Boyne Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire was designed by G.E. Street, along with houses and a school, between 1854-1866. The Paul Joyce Archive contains nine original G.E. Street drawings, an original specification for the Steeple, twelve drawings by Joyce made between 1974-1979, and an array of supportive research.

G.E. Street’s early masterwork in polychrome brick and marble was designed in 1854-5 as the nucleus of a complete sequence of linked parochial buildings. It forms the N range of an enchantingly picturesque quadrangle, constructed in sections between 1855 and 1865. The combination of materials, orange-red brick with black brick courses and stone banding, yellow Bath stone dressings and applied marbles, reflects Street’s recent studies in Italy and Germany. But the plan is thoroughly English and the style a highly personalised Geometrical Decorated.1

Related records in the Paul Joyce Archive

Record

Reference

Image file on Boyne Hill

 

PRJ/1/3

Correspondence file on Boyne Hill

PRJ/2/2

Cuttings folder on Boyne Hill

PRJ/3/2

Church, No. 4 - Circular Window above Archway

PRJ/4/1/1

 

Church, No. 5 - Buttresses and Lower Part of Tower

PRJ/4/1/2

 

Church, No. 9 - Detail of Panels in Upper Part of Buttresses and Detail of Windows in Ringing Chamber

PRJ/4/1/3

 

Church, No. 10 - Door at Foot of Staircase

PRJ/4/1/4

Church, No. 12 - Corbelling over Doorway into Turret under Steps

PRJ/4/1/5

Church, No. 14 - Details of Turret Windows, Finial to Turret, Moulding to Roof of Turret, and Light of Roof of Turret

PRJ/4/1/6

Church, No. 17 - Springing Stone Base of Spire [fragment]

PRJ/4/1/7

Church, No. 18 - Spire [fragment]

PRJ/4/1/8

Church, No. [?] - [Belfry Tower] [fragment]

PRJ/4/1/9

Church, Specification of the works to be done in the erection of a New Steeple at the North West angle of the Church of All Saints Boyne Hill

PRJ/4/1/10

Church and Parochial Buildings - Layout and Roof Plan

PRJ/4/1/11

Church, Parochial Buildings and Glebe land - Layout Survey as Existing with Roof Plans and Tree Survey

PRJ/4/1/12

Theoretical sketch elevations for development of Glebe land with eight dwelling houses and garages

PRJ/4/1/13

Theoretical sketch layout for development of Glebe land with eight dwelling houses and garages

PRJ/4/1/14

School, Estimated Measurements for Reconstruction of Fleche [spire]

PRJ/4/1/15

School, Fleche [spire]

PRJ/4/1/16

'G.E. Street's Design for School Bell Turret and Fleche [spire] now removed'

PRJ/4/1/17

School, Elevation showing Chimney stack

PRJ/4/1/18

School, Elevation with window void [rough sketch]

PRJ/4/1/19

School, Elevation of windows

PRJ/4/1/20

School, Elevation of Fleche [spire]

PRJ/4/1/21

School, Elevation

PRJ/4/1/22

Boyn Hill House, [Elevation Views]

PRJ/4/1/23

Boyn Hill House, [First Floor, Ground Floor and Basement Plans]

PRJ/4/1/24

Boyn Hill House, Out Buildings

PRJ/4/1/25

School, Details of Proposed Elevations

PRJ/4/1/26

Interior and Exterior of All Saints Church, Parsonage and Schools

PRJ/4/1/27

‘Lecture correspondence’

PRJ/5/6

Miniature essays

PRJ/5/8

'Publications correspondence'

PRJ/5/9

Index cards - General research on G.E. Street

PRJ/6/1

Index cards - Works by G.E. Street

PRJ/6/2


  1. Joyce, P. Boyne Hill (Maidenhead), Berkshire, All Saints. In: P. Howell and I. Sutton, ed., The Faber Guide to Victorian Churches, p.16, (London: Faber and Faber, 1989).