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Monday, 21 May 2012

Cedar Street


Today's photo shows a row of houses in Cedar Street, in the Hurst district of Ashton.

The houses are typical of the many brick-built terraces of houses built in Ashton and other Lancashire towns. The windows have plain stone lintels and cills while the doorways have a decorative arch above a semi-circular fan-light window.

The fanlight over the door indicates that the houses have porches or hallways inside, and these windows provide daylight for these. By contrast, the more basic style of house had its front door opening directly into the front room and so had no need of a fanlight. Another feature of these houses is that the lower courses of the wall are built from stone, now painted.

See Google Street View of this location.

"Cedar Street" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.

7 comments:

  1. Nice looking apartments! And what lovely blue skies! Hope you have a great week!

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  2. In my many trips to the UK, I never got use to the step directly into the street!! You've reminded me. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Architecture fascinates me. Always fun to see what other places look like!

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  4. You know you're near Manchester when you see the red coloured bricks of the houses.

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  5. Good solid brick houses made to last! I dread to think how many were demolished during the 60s when the fashion was to build high-rise and move families into unsuitable accommodation.

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  6. Meg - a lot of the houses demolished in the 60s 'slum clearances' were not of the same good solid quality as these houses.

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