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Astragal Born to it

The number of architect baronets is minuscule, so Astragal is pleased to learn of an addition, following the death of the journalist Sir Ronald Preston last year. His cousin Philip Preston, an architect living in France, has become the eighth holder of the title. He joins a small band including veteran Sir Martyn Beckett, and eligible bachelor Tom Croft, Sir Thomas in private life. It will be remembered that the only architects raised to the hereditary peerage were both baronets: Sir ...

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