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Tuesday, 26 January 2010


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"B" is for "Brickwork" and there are plenty of examples of interesting brickwork around Ashton.

When these basic terraced houses were constructed on Kings Road, Hurst, a hundred years or so ago, the builder decided to distinguish them by including this banding of decorative brickwork. The photo below shows that the band runs around the tops of the doors and windows of all three houses in this terrace.

Rows of terraced houses were built in all parts of Ashton during the Victorian period to house workers for the cotton mills and other factories of the town.

See Birds Eye View of this location.

"Brickwork" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "B" posts from around the world please follow this link.


  1. What lovely, artistic brickwork! Terrific shot! Hope your week is going well!


  2. I remember seeing this hoses built in the 19th century for the workers. It was considered to be very basic living. I think they are very desirable today still for the modern middle class workers. The brick work of your photo is beautiful, as we say, they don't build house like that anymore.

  3. brickies can still do this type of decoration ,but the modern buildings go for a plain look,or even worse concrete,

  4. I love this brickwork! In Western Canada, you don't see houses built from bricks as we use wood instead. But further East you'll see some of brick and some of stone because their climate is so much colder.

  5. It is skillful work. Impressive.

    On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!

  6. Such a shame they don't do that fancy brickwork on ordinary houses anymore. At least they don't where I live.

  7. Lovely detail on this brickwork. We don't bother with these types of 'bells and whistles' in architecture now and I think it's a shame.

  8. The decorative brickwork is almost ecclesiastical - A nice touch. Great shots and interesting birds eye map.

  9. That is some beautiful brick work. I am so fond of bricks : ) Very pretty!

  10. That's incredible work. Can you imagine anyone taking the trouble these days? It seems to be 'get them up as soon as possible and see how many corners you can cut'

    Lovely to see it though.

  11. Oh beautiful! I am in love with different brickwork. It doesn't matter what kind of building it is.

  12. It is nice to how a bit of thoughtful decoration can enhance the appearance of houses. I also liked the reflection in the first photo.

  13. Runee is right, a detail can make wonders to a place!

    Kisses from Nydia.

  14. So typically British dont you think? Such a great shame so many were destroyed!
    Thanks so much for contributing.
    Denise (On behalf of ABC Team)


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