Horncastle, Lincolnshire Architecture
Nov 6, 2013Public
Photo: Probably a Chandlers yard when the straightened Bain river carried sloops upto the mill and Bell's yard at Tesco. The little boat house, an added chimney running up the rear of it's main house, ornate Georgian garden walls, shutters and small bedroom windows, with memories of the 'window tax' probably still influencing builds.
Photo: Blue Plaque commemorating the House, although he lived at Revesby and down south for the most part when not aboard His Majesty's exploits to the New World.
Photo: Standing lonely on South st, a renovated town pump.
Photo: Down Manor House street at the rear of Heron, one of the chunks of the Roman Occupation still remains. No evidence of 'Romans Go Home' written anywhere though.
Photo: The old Henry Lunn & Dodson building behind New World plants in the Joseph Banks garden.
Photo: juxtaposition of old and new, with semi derelict Georgian buildings on East St in the shadow of no less than 4 telecommunications dishes picking up satellites.
Photo: Joseph Banks had several houses built - all in the same form, more or less as this one. Built in 1775, it dwarfed anything else in the town at the time - and I know the spirits of coach driver, maid and wolfhound still enjoy my cleaning exploits in the evenings.
Photo: A picnic oppurtunity in the grounds of the Trinity church on Spilsby Rd / east st.
Photo: The shoe shop, butchers, and bank now occupying the mansion, whose chimneys were hit hard by the 2008 tremor.
Photo: The lower lintel was about the height of the flood in 1960. Currently a solicitors, the depth of the arch and carving make this a rare piece of Victoriana.
Photo: The mainstay of the town for over half a century, I managed to buy up the few last tools Mrs goodchild had in stock, for knockdown prices, and distributed them on the shopfloor whilst working at Polypipe.
An extensive property, with very successful restaurant businesses either side, it is prone to decadent floods.
Photo: The 1865 court building that rode the crime wave of destitute Crimean Veterans and poverty, before the railways and industry took off and utilities like water came to every house.
Photo: We joke that the graves are from people who didn't ask permission before parking...
Photo: Not as old as it's styling suggests, but a very popular local when Bell's trucking company and the mill were around. Morphing into an Italian restaurant.
Photo: The ornate stonework that gets in the way of cars on the market, Edward Stanhope donating the market place to the public.
Photo: Simple carved lintel and wooden beaming - no commercial project as grandiose as a banker funded doorway - this one from public subscription.
Photo: These brass and copper plates were ment to be a golden metal colour when first envisaged - seems we need to learn from the Islamics who keep their mosque minarets golden.
Photo: With the Canal wharf just across the way, and a timber yard down the street, these old warehouses fed the whole of The Wolds.
Photo: The era before 52 was added to all Horncastle phone numbers..Hare's antiques, a former canal wharf warehouse.
Photo: An early Victorian property on West st, that could quite easily let someone live the dream of a small British shopkeeper again.
Photo: The last remaining railway memorablia - a level crossing post across the road from West St.
Photo: Old railway wharf building - now a childrens nursery creche, on Langton hill.
Photo: The old stables at the rear of the Bull, previously inhabited by Horncastle Pine - will be given over to antiques shortly.
Photo: "God and My Right" - if that does't underlie the superiority of the folks in charge who squeeze the masses into lives of destitution and crime, so they could be sentenced to Her Majesty's Pleasure... No wonder David Icke believes in evil lizard ruling classes..