TQ1773 : Wrought-ironwork at Ham House (2)

near to Ham, Richmond Upon Thames, Great Britain

Wrought-ironwork at Ham House (2)
Wrought-ironwork at Ham House (2)
These 'treble clefs' serve as buttresses, supporting the gate posts. Since the time of the Industrial Revolution (I believe) people have lost the habit of inquiring into how things are made. In this instance I notice the way the blacksmith has tapered off the 'tails' of his bar, something he must have done before going on to bend it into its fancy S-shape.
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Tuesday, 25 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 1 October, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1734 7306 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.6631N 0:18.7783W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1734 7306
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