Tagged with Victorian architecture

Trowbridge Town Hall Arts Centre

Trowbridge Town Hall Arts Centre

One of the major consequences of modern technology has been the problems adapting old buildings to accommodate the extra wiring, and changes of use in office space etc. In the former wool town of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, they have converted the wonderful Victorian former town hall to a community art space and I was granted a … Continue reading

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Most cities have a cathedral, you can expect it to be biggish, ancient and full of dead worthies and their memorials. But Liverpool was a small town until the 18th century when ┬áit became a major port, and since then there have been a lot of Irish immigrants, so they have a catholic cathedral, so … Continue reading

Architectural Anorak Corner

Architectural Anorak Corner

Victorians loved adapting old styles of architecture and playing with them. It makes their buildings far more interesting though they were breaking all the classical rules. This is a house I spotted in Central Cardiff that makes use of what was called Gibbs details, after the early 18th century architect/artist patronised by Lord Burlington who … Continue reading