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The Victorians were given to flights of fancy. That included adding lots of fancy brickwork to their buildings!
At first glance, these houses on Stockport Road in Ashton are unremarkable. But when you look upwards you can see that the Victorian builders were determined to give the houses something better than the other houses in the town! The intricate brickwork on the gable front is the sort of thing you would expect on a grand building somewhere, but here it is on a pair of terraced houses on a main road. There is an identical decorative gable on the next pair of houses to the left but not on other houses in the row.
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