Monday, 1 July 2013

Laura Ashley Facade


The Bridge Street side of the Laura Ashley store in Stockport.

Their store occupies the site of the former Warren Bulkeley Arms on the corner of Warren Street and Bridge Street. The inn was demolished in 1986 but the facade, by James Hunt of Stockport, 1890, was reconstructed on Bridge Street.

Pevsner described it as "Proud terracotta parapet balustrade and cartouches with arms".

A contribution to the July CDPB theme Facade.

9 comments:

  1. A great facade for theme day.

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  2. That is quite the description! I remember a time when Laura Ashley seemed to be everywhere. Nice one for the theme.

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  3. Laura Ashley does seem appropriate for this lovely old building.

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  4. Great building and post..

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  5. Interesting post, Gerald. Bet there are many who will be interested in a Laura Ashley shop occupying this historic building.

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  6. beautiful...love the doorway!

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  7. What a beautiful doorway!

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  8. Who doesn't like a building with a provenance? Nice one for the theme!

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