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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 20th July, 2015)

Nature taking over

Nature taking over
Land where the 3-storey townhouse that was 118 Standishgate stood.

Photo: Brian Parr  (Fuji FinePix AX510)
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Comment by: alan on 20th July 2015 at 04:21

Looks like my back yard. What's wrong with it ??

Comment by: irene roberts on 20th July 2015 at 09:39

My husband used to work there. It was a listed building.

Comment by: Mick on 20th July 2015 at 13:18

Irene it fell down because it was listed to one side

Comment by: Phil Taylor on 20th July 2015 at 18:12

Was grade 2 listed on 11th July 1983, info from listing below:-

Town house, now restaurant (unoccupied at time of inspection,
July 1992). Early C18; altered. Handmade red brick in Flemish
bond, with sandstone plinth and dressings, slate roof (now
felted). Double-depth double-fronted plan. 3 storeys and
attic, 2 windows, symmetrical; with a deep chamfered plinth,
sillbands to the upper floors, and prominent dentilled wooden
cornice with egg-and-dart enrichment. The doorway (up 3 steps
with C20 wrought-iron handrails on barley sugar posts) has a
shouldered architrave with plain frieze and floating pediment,
a renewed 6-panel door and plain rectangular overlight. Each
floor has 2 large oblong windows, all with wedge lintels which
have stepped voussoirs, and all now furnished with
unsympathetic C20 small-paned flush glazing. Small gabled
dormer in centre of roof. 2 side-wall chimneys at each end.
Right-hand gable wall rendered.
INTERIOR includes barrel vaulted cellar and turned knopped
baluster staircase.

Comment by: Kenee on 21st July 2015 at 09:32

" it fell down because it was listed to one side "

Good un

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