26 July 2021

A history in brick

I was lucky to attend The Buildings of Ham Common. An architectural tour of Facades, Styles and Conservation by local architect Richard Woolf and arranged by Ham United Group. Most, if not all, of the 18 buildings he talked about have been covered here, often more that once, though not necessarily from the same perspective.

Normally when I mention Stafford Cottages, next to New Inn on Ham Common, it is for the very impressive garden but Richard took us into Bishops Close to look at the side wall. Here the different shades of brick and the straight lines show how this side of the building has grown over the years.

The different chimney pots also tell a tale but you'll have to go on the walk to find out what that is, providing we can convince Richard to do this again one day.

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