SK8362 : Georgian house in Collingham

taken 11 years ago, near to Collingham, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Georgian house in Collingham
Georgian house in Collingham
Driving north along the A1133 my eye was caught by the striking brickwork on the south facing wall (the gable-end) of this building. There was an intricacy about the patterning of the brick which reminded me of Holland. All the bricks laid lengthways (stretchers) are pale, pinkish, while the bricks laid end-on (headers) are dark. Headers and stretchers alternate throughout, hence the zingy, chequered effect. For a closer look, see SK8362 : Brickwork detail of a Georgian house in Collingham. This method of laying bricks is known as 'Flemish bond', so perhaps it's not surprising that I was reminded of Leiden and Delft.

The front is handsome, with good Georgian detail. The brickwork is of good quality, Flemish bond again, but all the bricks are much the same colour, so there is no chequered effect.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 19 November, 2010
Category
Buildings > Georgian buildings   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 831 621 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.9951N 0:45.4890W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 831 621
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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