2-30a High Street, Eccleshall

drawingof buildings in Eccleshall

A flavour of the variety of buildings in Eccleshall, Staffordshire

Hello and a warm welcome back to my blog. I have had a quiet spell recovering from some  fractures and it is great to be back drawing again.

It has been a tonic to work on the second drawing of the rural Staffordshire town, High Street, Eccleshall. High Street forms part of Character Area One of Eccleshall Conservation Area. There are many listed buildings which are documented in British History Online but if you have any insight into the living history of these buildings, I would be delighted to hear from you, to include on the blog alongside the drawings.

The drawing is 1.6metres long and the cropped images which follow read from No 2 High Street, where the High Street crosses Castle Street, (A519) up to No 30a. The street runs east to west and this drawing looks towards the north side of the street. I still have one or two finishing touches to add to street level – if there is any small detail that you would like to see included, get in touch asap, before I scan the drawing!

Wynns Independent Haulage Ltd  below, marks the corner of High Street with Castle Street, a grade 2 listed building.

drawing of Wynns on High Street where it meets Castle Street

Wynn’s Independent Haulage Ltd, High Street Eccleshall

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe – No 2a High Street.

drawingof Mr Simms sweet shop eccleshall

Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe

Spencer the Jeweller is another grade 2 listed building, dating back to the 18th century.

Drawing of Spencer the Jeweller Eccleshall

Spencer the Jeweller, High Street, Eccleshall

Wines Etc, is in a listed grade 2 timber framed building.

drawing of Wine Etc, High street Eccleshall

Wines Etc, High Street

Eccleshall Pharmacy at No 8

drawing of Eccleshall Pharmacy

Eccleshall Pharmacy

Katherin House Hospice shop.

drawing of Katherine House Hospice shop

Katherine House Hospice Shop

The Arcade below is home to Gallery at 12  where Staffordshire Artists Co-operative showcase the work of artists and makers who live and work in West Staffordshire. The gallery is regularly updated with fresh examples of local art. The Arcade is also home to the independent children’s clothing shop Little Monsters and Eclipse Hair Salon

The Arcade, 12 High Street

The Arcade,  12 High Street, Eccleshall

The Artisan Coffee Shop, 14 High Street

drawing of the artisan, high street, eccleshall

The Artisan, High Street Eccleshall

The Bell, an 18th century former coaching inn.

drawing of the Bell pub, Eccleshall

The Bell, High Street, Eccleshall

Francesco Group hair salon at no 18

Francesco Eccleshall

Francesco Hair Salon

Tucked quietly between these listed buildings is Eccleshall Library, a much more recent addition.

pen and ink drawing of Eccleshall Library

Eccleshall Library, 20 High Street

British History Online describes the grade 2 listed building below as “Early C19. Red brick; 3 storeys; one sash window with a smaller window at either side. Second storey has a semi-circular tripartite window and pediment overall. Fluted stucco frieze at 1st floor. Modern shop-front.”

drawing of listed building on High Street Eccleshall

Nisa Supermarket, Eccleshall

London House  28 High Street, Eccleshall is now home to an Indian restuarant. British Listed Buildings online comments that the internal staircase hall remains intact with “C18 joinery on first and second floors”, including “moulded handrail and square newels with pendants and long turned finials”. All that along with a curry sounds worth a visit!

Pen and ink drawing of London House Eccleshall

London House, Eccleshall

The drawing ends with Star Pizza, 30a High Street, Eccleshall and the independent estate agents Edge Goodrich.

no 30a high Street Eccleshall

Star Pizza and Edge Goodrich, Independent estate agents

To see the first of the Eccleshall drawings in full, the Stone Road, please have a look at the gallery on my website: www.drawingthestreet.co.uk

Thanks for reading.

Ronnie

About ronniecruwys

Worked as a conservation architect in Staffordshire for many years, I'm now living and working in the Clyde Valley, South Lanarkshire. Drawing, sketching and exploring my new Scottish life and surroundings. Graduate of Aidan Hart's Icon Diploma course, run by the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Please visit my other blogs https://www.icondiplomastudent.com and https://drawingthestreet.com and main website https://www.drawingthestreet.co.uk
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2 Responses to 2-30a High Street, Eccleshall

  1. Deepak Das says:

    Beautiful Work, highly inspirational

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