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Monday, 9 August 2010

Victorian Fancy

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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.

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

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  1. Great looking building and a terrific shot as always! Thanks for sharing a part of your world with us! Hope you have good week!


  2. I like the fancy brick work. It adds character to the building and to the community. :)

  3. I love the Victorian style of architecture. So very camera friendly.

    Hope you're starting your week great.


  4. I love those Victorian Townhouses, so much style. Thanks for sharing and have a great week:)

  5. That is neat. :) I think it's great when people take pride in their work and go all out!

  6. I've often wondered at the fancy brickwork used by Victorians at the top of their buildings where they could be missed by those walking past.

  7. This block always reminds me of Torkington's dentist over 50 years ago. Oooer!!

  8. If the house is in Chester Square then it could well have been where Mr Torkington, the dentist had his surgery!


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