Category Archives: architecture

17-39 Blossom Street, York

This part of Blossom Street consists mostly of 19th century Georgian buildings which have weathered many a storm. Starting here with the grade 1 listed Bar Convent, now also a Living Heritage Centre, the earliest part of this building dates from 1765 although its roots go back further. Continue reading

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Wellgate Lanark – Healing Hands to La Vigna

Wellgate, Lanark is one of the historic four gates or ports into the town. These are West Port, East Port, Wellgate and Castlegate. This drawing of Wellgate starts with no 60 and 58 and ends where it meets the High … Continue reading

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Bloomgate to High Street, Lanark

Where Bloomgate meets Wide Close, the street narrows into a bottle neck where traffic slows to pass along this ancient route alongside St Nicholas Church.  I have covered the rest of Bloomgate in earlier drawings and blog posts (here  and … Continue reading

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Bloomgate: St Nicholas to Greyfriars

We are in the week running up to Christmas 2019. It seems timely to begin this post with this drawing of St Nicholas’s Church Lanark. The links and legends associated with St Nicholas and Santa Claus are too many to … Continue reading

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Mount Parade, York

If you are a fan of Georgian streets, then Mount Parade is a treasure waiting for you if you ever visit York. Continue reading

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Drawing a Scottish Street: Bloomgate, Lanark

Scotland is an ongoing adventure but leaving Staffordshire was quite a tug.  After living 24 years in the area you can imagine that the hardest part was saying goodbye to friends and all those people that make up the fabric … Continue reading

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32-56 High Street Eccleshall

Here’s another section along the north side of Eccleshall High Street. I’ve added the descriptions for each of the many listed buildings along this part of the street and added the link to the relevant page of British Listed Buildings … Continue reading

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49 Cardinal Cap Alley, 51 and 52 Bankside

  Cardinal Cap Alley and Bankside are tucked between the Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern on London’s South Bank.  I was intrigued to read the plaque on number 49 which looks fairly convincing but it turns out it isn’t … Continue reading

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Leek: 54 to 76 St Edward Street

Driving into Leek along the A53 from Stoke, you catch sight of the striking black and white profile of the Victoria Buildings on the left hand side. Turn the corner from Broad St (A53) into St Edward Street and you … Continue reading

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Blossom Street, York

Time to update the archive! This is a short length of Blossom Street, right next to Micklegate Bar, the ancient and most significant south west gateway into the walled City of York. You can just see the stonework to the … Continue reading

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