Category Archives: architecture

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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Bathurst Mansions, Holloway Road, London N7

This  extraordinary building can be found on the corner of Holloway Road and Seven Sisters Road, London N7. The carved stonework high above the street caught my eye: There’s a lot of classical detail going on in here – a … Continue reading

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Market Place (52 to 36) Burslem

I’d like to welcome new visitors to a small selection of buildings to the north of St John’s Square in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. It’s hard to picture how much these streets have changed over the last century but The Vanished Landscape … Continue reading

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St John’s Square (west side), Burslem

Terry Hunt of Jollie’s Arts and Crafts shop in Newcastle-under-Lyme used to run the Duke  William. He told me that the inside bears little resemblance to the outside as it was built around the bones of an older building. There … Continue reading

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Match, Pie and Grill, Holloway Road

Feeling peckish before an Arsenal home game? Plenty of scope for refuelling on the corner of Holloway and Liverpool Road. Here’s the latest drawing in the Holloway Road series. There are two parts to this drawing, an odd assortment of … Continue reading

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Cheshire Street, Audlem – a dog’s heaven.

Although I finished this drawing in the summer, I am only just logging it here on the archive so you can see the buildings individually as I know quite a few will be looking at this from your phone. Cheshire … Continue reading

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St John’s Square, East, Burslem

Good to be back drawing another street in the historic core of Burslem. Here are the latest sequence of buildings from the east side of St John’s Square.  There is plenty written on the historic fabric in the town centre … Continue reading

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Drawing Micklegate, York, Part One

York has four ‘gates’ or ‘bars’ leading into to the city and Micklegate is the one most familiar to me. I grew up in York, going to nearby Bar Convent school and would often cycle into town along Micklegate, aware … Continue reading

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1-35 High Street, Eccleshall

This is the third in the Eccleshall series. It’s the south side of the High Street, directly opposite the last Eccleshall drawing I posted on this blog. The street begins with an early 19th century red brick building, listed grade … Continue reading

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