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Birkbeck College Collections

A collection of digitised slides, bequeathed to Birkbeck College by Averill Alison Kelly. Images of architectural, monumental, sculptural and ornamental uses of Coade Stone in the UK. Coade Stone is an artificial stone (in reality it is a ceramic material) developed by businesswoman, Eleanor Coade in the late 1700s. Coade worked with skilled craftsmen and artists and marketed her product to highly regarded architects of her day. Coade Stone can be found across the UK and internationally. In London, noted examples can be seen at Buckingham Palace, Sir John Soane's Museum (Lincoln's Inn Fields), Old Royal Naval Palace (Greenwich) and Schomberg House (Pall Mall).