Saturday, 22 March 2014

Where Angels Fear To Tread


The Angel Inn dates from the 1790s and had a theatre where it was possible to have a drink and enjoy a night of thespian magic. Afterwards further "pleasures" were available with the ladies of the night in the inn's notorious Angel Yard behind. It was completely refronted in 1886 by the Stockport architect Thomas Allen. The fa├žade has ornate plasterwork to the upper floor. The lower part is modelled to resemble masonry, with window surrounds with angel's heads, a frieze above and a panel which formerly had the name Angel Inn. Above is a triglyph frieze, and large cross patterns, a bracketed cornice and parapet.


In recent times it was the home of Chafe's solicitors until 2010. Now it is the home of Seven Miles Out a digital and visual arts centre.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White and Shadow Shot Sunday.

8 comments:

  1. Lovely details, Perfect using B&W!
    Well done!

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  3. That's very special decoration. Things like that aren't made any more.

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  4. The Angels of the Night knew how to decorate! . Very fine details.

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  5. Looks like a wonderful place to visit!! Love the architecture!! Great photos!

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  6. Nice architectural details! Fun to view.

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  7. I was looking at the Angels details whilst on the Market Place last week- read about the Angel Inn in a book by Coral Dranfield.

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