This old stone bridge used to carry the A41 road over the River Meese near Newport, Shropshire, and dates back to the early 19th Century. It was bypassed in the 1950s by a pre-stressed concrete bridge and is now protected as a Grade II listed structure.
Interesting day today at the Black Country Museum. A group photo shoot with some Victorian ‘re-enactors’ meant lots of period style photos were possible. I have hundreds of shots to go through, but this is an early favourite
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…
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…
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.
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!
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.