18 AUGUST 1990, Page 26

Last word

Sir: You have considerately given much space to pained apologies from some of those reponsible for the controversial res- toration of the Queen's House at Green- wich. But it still seems to me that neither Mr Ormond nor Mr English has answered a crucial point, that it was essentially misconceived to try and create an interior of 1662 on the slenderest of evidence, especially when the exterior of the building is left in its anachronistic 1708 state. But really your readers must now go and see for themselves.

Gavin Stamp I St Chad's Street,

Argyle Square,London WC1