Tag Archives: Architecture

Derelict building

Still playing around with last years images. I love derelict buildings – some of them have a charm all of their own – especially with a pretty model to enhance the image. Advertisements

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Barlaston Hall

Barlaston Hall on the Wedgwood Estate, Barlaston, Staffordshire.

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Trentham Hall, Staffordshire

Around 1730, John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower, erected a hall based on Buckingham House. It was substantially altered by his son 1st Marquess of Stafford, from designs by Henry Holland, in 1775–78. The country house, of which parts remain, dates … Continue reading

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Lock keeper’s cottage

Lock keepers are responsible for operating and sometimes maintaining the lock mechanisms that allow boats to pass from one level to another on canals and rivers. They work across the network of rivers and canals in England, Scotland and Wales. … Continue reading

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Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower was opened to the public on 14 May 1894. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it is 518 feet tall and is the 120th tallest freestanding tower in the world.

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Black Bear Inn, Sandbach – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Sandbach is a market town in Cheshire. Known as ‘Sanbec’ in 1086, ‘Sondbache’ (also ‘Sondebache’) in 1260, and ‘Sandbitch’ in the 17th–18th centuries, Sandbach derives its name from … Continue reading

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Old Schoolhouse, Barlaston – Photo by Rob Laynton

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. The old school and schoolhouse near the village green at Barlaston, Staffordshire, England.

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