Day 81 – A Stately Pile…

Seighford Hall is a 16th-century timber-framed manor house and grounds near Stafford, re-designed in the 18th century. Although it looks pretty derelict from this angle, it is currently in use as a nursing home. I bet it has some stories to tell…

Seighford Hall, Stafford – iPhone XR
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Day 79 – Oldie But Goodie…

A 1964 Mk2 Jaguar, in lovely condition. Chatting to the owner today, he said he has owned it for the last 31 years. It’s always been reliable, but it does need some work to keep it in tip top condition. I wonder if it will last another 55 years…

Jaguar Mk 2, Shropshire – iPhone XR

Day 73 – Oeil De Boeuf…

This Grade 2 listed building in Nantwich by Ernest H. Edleston, built in 1911, is in the French Baroque style of the late 17th century. It is one of over 100 listed buildings in the town, some dating back to just after 1583 when a fire destroyed most of the town. Bullseye or ‘oeil de boeuf’ windows are typical of the style.

Hospital Street, Nantwich – iPhone XR & Moment tele lens

Day 64 – Who’s Looking At You?

Spotted this stone gargoyle on the side of a bank here in Market Drayton. The building is otherwise unremarkable, and even though it dates from the mid 19th Century, isn’t listed as having particular architectural merit. Scary though!

Gargoyle, Market Drayton – iPhone XR

Day 51 – Wheelwright Cottage…

Walking into town today, I was taken with this old cottage. It’s pretty small, and dates back to the early 1800s, and I guess it probably was indeed the local wheelwright’s cottage ‘in the day’. Many of the older properties in town have long since gone, but enough remain to give a sense of history.

Wheelwright Cottage, Market Drayton- iPhone XR