St. Peter’s Anglican Church is one of my favourite buildings of Hyndburn. It is powerful structure that sits on a hill overlooking Accrington. It was designed in 1886-9 by Henry Ross, an Accrington architect of considerable ability, whose work I increasingly appreciate. I took these photos this morning.
One of my favourite houses of the midlands.
Brookside marks the historic beginning of the Peel industrial and political dynasty which reached a peak with Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel. The ponds and some ruined remains of ‘Parsley’ Peel’s first cotton printworks are enclosed by new woodlands and a heritage trail.
One of my favourite Cumbrian views.
Coloured limewash gives a beautifully authentic finish.
Brutalism – I have always loved this type of architecture for its combination of social progressiveness, abstract form, toned down colours and weighty monumentalism. It’s sad how so many great works have been destroyed. At least Preston still has its bus station!