Posted in Art Deco, Trips at 12:00 pm on 3 February 2016
On the way back north we stopped off at Northallerton, North Yorkshire.
I found two deco-(ish) buildings.
A former bank now a branch of Coral; good curve, stepping above door and roofline:-
The one below is now a Costa. The rule of three is at work here. The stepping underneath the roofline is also a marker:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 12:00 pm on 1 February 2016
After Oakham we travelled north and passed through Nottingham where I spotted The Crown as I was driving past. I had to stop and photograph it. Stunning.
Side view from north:-
From north-east. Windows, chimney, exterior walling, all superb. If the windows have been replaced it’s been done sensitively. Pity about the grafitti on the wall, though:-
Rear of building. Nice to see the Art Deco elements extend all the way round, even if the extension’s a bit iffy:-
Detail showing Crown emblem at front:-
This view mostly avoided the lamp-post obscuring the building:-
Posted in Art Deco, Trips at 10:03 pm on 23 January 2016
After Market Harborough we visited Barnsdale, where the TV gardener Geoff Hamilton had his gardens, as the good lady was a great fan of his gardening style. From there we travelled on to Oakham, the county town of Rutland, the smallest county in England, where I found some (minor) deco.
First of a row of Art Deco style shops. Built in 1934 but eyes poked out. Good detailing in the brickwork:-
Remainder of the terrace. Deco roof-line and detailing. Eyes poked out:-
In main street. Nice curve to this, but pretty bland otherwise:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco, Trips at 10:35 pm on 18 January 2016
Market Harborough in Leicestershire was our next port of call.
Two Art Deco(ish) shops both with their eyes poked out:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 8:00 pm on 16 January 2016
We passed through Desborough on our way from Geddington and Rushton.
On the way in to the town was this brick Art Deco style building – a boot factory as it turned out:-
The rule of three is followed in the brickwork between the lower and upper windows and again just below the roofline:-
Detail. Note glazing and projection:-
In the town itself was this. (Eyes poked out though):-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 12:00 pm on 23 December 2015
On the way down south in the summer we stopped off in Buxton, Derbyshire, a former spa town. (Well, I think the spa is still there.)
It’s a nice wee place. Perhaps not so wee.
And I found one deco building; a Co-op in the main street in the lower part of the town. (We only found the upper part of the town by accident by following a sign to a second-hand bookshop. It’s ten or so minutes walk away from the lower town.)
View of detailing on roof line. The windows’ eyes have been poked out. Obviously built in 1934, bang in the deco period:-
Showing detailing on “gable” end:-
Posted in Art Deco, Fife at 12:00 pm on 3 December 2015
A very minor piece of deco. The TSB branch:-
Posted in Art Deco, Woolworths at 12:00 pm on 1 December 2015
This looks like it was once a Woolworths:-
This one’s now a Clinton’s:-
And this is a Ladbroke’s:-
The glazing on the Ladbroke’s is good:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 12:00 pm on 26 November 2015
Well I hadn’t photographed it before but I had featured it here. See also my comments of two posts ago.
These are my photos though. Main entrance and stairs:-
Garden detail. Great deco styling:-
The gateway is superb:-
The Art Deco styling extends to the fencing at the lane to the side:-
Again note the fencing here and on the balcony, plus the lovely circular sweep of the canopy and windows which have very stylish glazing:-
Posted in Architecture, Art Deco at 12:00 pm on 24 November 2015
Stonehaven was once the county town of Kincardineshire but that county has since been incorporated into Aberdeenshire.
Corner site; typical north-eastern granite construction:-
Round the corner. Good detailing and glazing around the entrance to that middle shop :-
The Deco theme continues for the next three shops. Again note the glazing. The leftmost shop here is the street entrance to the Carron Restaurant. In the link I say it’s the rightmost shop but I hadn’t visited Stonehaven when I made that post. Sadly when I was there the restaurant was closed again due to the retirement of its owners. I understand it has since been reopened once more:-
Rightmost shop; good stonework detail above door:-
Very minor deco, up a side street:-