37-63 High Street, Eccleshall…where friends meet

Gallery at 12 in Eccleshall has just re-opened with some style! Members of Staffordshire Artists Cooperative have been hard at work giving the interior a whole new look with a fresh colour scheme and creating new work.  Seeing the gallery revitalised was a timely reminder to post the rest of my Eccleshall street drawings on this archive.

Kru mens clothing eccleshall staffordshire artwork by ronnie cruwys
Kru Menswear on Eccleshall High Street. 

This drawing extends from Kru to John Pershall Court on the south side of the High Street. We begin with this unusual building built in 1891, this was once the fire station for Eccleshall. It is listed grade 2.

Mo, boutique on Eccleshall High Street

Next along is Mo Boutique, well established in this listed grade 2 late 18th century building.

peel house drawing by ronnie cruwys
Peel House, 45 High street Eccleshall

Peel House is named after its former life as a Police Station. Another building grade 2 listed, this one is early 19th century.

red brick building, high street, eccleshall, staffordshire by artist ronnie cruwys
47 High Street, Eccleshall

These next two buildings also date back to the early 19th century and are listed grade 2.

drawing of 49 High Street Eccleshall by ronnie cruwys
49 High Street, Eccleshall.
Three artists from Gallery at 12 meet up whilst the dog patiently waits! 

When I drew this street three years ago, I had no idea that a move up to Scotland was to follow a year later. I included three Staffordshire Artist friends here as we had briefly met up on a summer’s day and I included them as they are such an intrinsic part of the street. I am so glad I did! They bring life and very happy memories to this street!

On the left is Jo Hill, textile artist – have a look at her website to see some of her gorgeous range of textile art and products. In the middle we have Helen Cartlidge  who paints exquisite art in loose ink and watercolours and also frames many of the paintings in the gallery -including my prints – thank you Helen!  On the right we have Jo Hearn who is a ceramic artist, who produces beautiful pieces of work inspired by our landscapes to hang on the wall and some wonderful statement jewellery. I miss the gallery and if you are near – do pop in and see what is on offer – stock is always being updated.

lonsdale court red brick building, eccleshall by ronnie cruwys
Lonsdale Court, High Street, Eccleshall

The next few buildings are more recent additions to the street.

pen and ink drawing of Lonsdale Court Eccleshall by ronnie Cruwys
Lonsdale Court, High Street, Ecclshall
drawing of Hamlet House Eccleshall by Ronnie Cruwys
Hamlet House, 63 High Street, Eccleshall

Hamlet Court, No 63 High Street, is early 19th century, listed grade 2. It sits shoulder to shoulder with the newer buildings adjacent.

John Pershall Court, Eccleshall
pen and ink drawing of john persahll court, eccleshall by ronnie cruwys
John Pershall Court, Eccleshall

This drawing can be seen as a whole over on my website together with eight more Eccleshall drawings. Signed limited edition prints are also available to order (in three sizes) on my website or through the gallery.

Thanks for taking the time to read!



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