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Northallerton Art Deco

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:-

Art Deco Former Bank, Northallerton

The one below is now a Costa. The rule of three is at work here. The stepping underneath the roofline is also a marker:-

Art Deco Shop, Northallerton

Great Art Deco Pub/Resaturant

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.

The Crown, Nottingham

Side view from north:-

The Crown, Nottingham 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:-

The Crown, Nottingham from North-east

From South-east:-

The Crown, Nottingham, from South-east

Rear of building. Nice to see the Art Deco elements extend all the way round, even if the extension’s a bit iffy:-

The Crown, Nottingham, Rear

Detail showing Crown emblem at front:-

The Crown, Nottingham

This view mostly avoided the lamp-post obscuring the building:-

The Crown, Nottingham, from East

Art Deco in Oakham

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.

Lloyd’s Bank:-

Art Deco Bank, Oakham

First of a row of Art Deco style shops. Built in 1934 but eyes poked out. Good detailing in the brickwork:-

Art Deco Shop, Oakham

Remainder of the terrace. Deco roof-line and detailing. Eyes poked out:-

Art Deco Terrace of Shops, Oakham

In main street. Nice curve to this, but pretty bland otherwise:-

Art Deco Style, Oakham

Art Deco in Market Harborough

Market Harborough in Leicestershire was our next port of call.

Two Art Deco(ish) shops both with their eyes poked out:-

Art Deco Shop in Market Harborough

Art Deco in Market Harborough

Desborough, Northamptonshire

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:-

Art Deco Factory, Desborough

The rule of three is followed in the brickwork between the lower and upper windows and again just below the roofline:-

Art Deco Building, Desborough

Detail. Note glazing and projection:-

Art Deco Detail, Desborough

In the town itself was this. (Eyes poked out though):-

Art Deco, Desborough

Art Deco in Buxton, Derbyshire

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.)

Buxton Art Deco

View of detailing on roof line. The windows’ eyes have been poked out. Obviously built in 1934, bang in the deco period:-

Buxton Art Deco Co-operative

Showing detailing on “gable” end:-

Buxton Art Deco Co-op from right

Fife’s Art Deco Heritage 13: Burntisland

A very minor piece of deco. The TSB branch:-

TSB Burntisland

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 41: Montrose

This looks like it was once a Woolworths:-

Montrose Former Woolworths

This one’s now a Clinton’s:-

Art Deco Shop, Montrose

And this is a Ladbroke’s:-

Another Art Deco Shop, Montrose 3

The glazing on the Ladbroke’s is good:-

Glazing, Art Deco, Montrose

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 6 (ii). Carron Restaurant Stonehaven Revisited

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:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Art Deco Delight

Garden detail. Great deco styling:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Art Deco, Garden Detail

The gateway is superb:-

Art Deco Gateway, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

The Art Deco styling extends to the fencing at the lane to the side:-

Garden and Fencing, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Again note the fencing here and on the balcony, plus the lovely circular sweep of the canopy and windows which have very stylish glazing:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, View from Lane.

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 40: Stonehaven

Stonehaven was once the county town of Kincardineshire but that county has since been incorporated into Aberdeenshire.

Corner site; typical north-eastern granite construction:-

Art Deco Shop Front, Stonehaven

Round the corner. Good detailing and glazing around the entrance to that middle shop :-

Art Deco Shop Front, Stonehaven

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:-

Art Deco Shop Fronts, Stonehaven

Rightmost shop; good stonework detail above door:-

Art Deco Shop Front, Stonehaven 4

Very minor deco, up a side street:-

Minor Art Deco, Stonehaven

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