NB4232 : Facade of Thorlee Guest House

taken 9 years ago, near to Stornoway/SteÒrnabhagh, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Facade of Thorlee Guest House
Facade of Thorlee Guest House
The guest house, at the junction of Cromwell Street / Sràid Chrombail and South Beach / Mol a Dheas, was formerly the Waverley Buildings erected by Matthew Russell. Note the two cast stone figurines flanking the curvaceous gable.

The Stornoway Outstanding Conservation Area Management Plan LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) Section 3.4.10 tells us that:

"The roofscape of Stornoway is extraordinary for the richness of the display of decorative finials. Elsewhere, normally these would be restricted to public buildings and the church spires in towns, and only occasionally would finials be found to gables of dwelling houses, which would be of stone and tending towards plainness. A peculiarity to Stornoway is a preference for ornate ‘off-the-peg’ ornately decorated classical finials of terracotta, or possibly cast stone. Of particular importance are the surviving cast stone figurines decorating the principal facades at high level at the Waverley Buildings (now the Thorlee Guest House) and the large block of 1886 NB4232 : Victorian Gable, Stornoway, both on Cromwell Street."

For a close-up of the right-hand figurine, see NB4232 : Figurine on Thorlee Guest House.
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Date Taken
Friday, 19 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 January, 2015
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City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NB 4234 3277 [10m precision]
WGS84: 58:12.4890N 6:23.2796W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NB 4233 3276
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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