Friday, 10 May 2013

Judges Lodgings

This is the entrance to The Judges Lodgings, built as a town house for Doctor Clifford Winteringham sometime before 1720. A swathe of fruit frames the stone door surround which containing a Venetian style arch. The keystone of the arch is carved with a bearded mask representing Aesculapius, the Greek god of medicine. Continuing the Venetian theme it has a first floor entrance with a piano nobile. From 1806 judges visiting the local assizes stayed here, it is now used as a hotel.
Currently all this is under wraps as it is being given a face lift. Will post an 'after' picture once the work is completed.


  1. I think this looks beautiful now. I am curious what the 'after' look will be!

  2. Me too! I love it as it is now also. (Thanks for your thoughts on 'skep'.)

  3. Hopefully it is just a maintenance face-lift.


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