Balcony gallery

19 10 2009

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York Terrace, St George’s Road, a striking and unusual cast iron balcony with interlaced circles and diamonds

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And further along the same terrace … a slightly more traditional arangement. This design can be traced to the Falkirk Iron Company.

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Lansdown Crescent, classic “heart and honeysuckle” panel, made by the Carron Company in Scotland in the 1820s and very popular all over Regency Cheltenham

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Royal Crescent, early ironwork from around 1806-10 with beautiful and unusual brackets. Much of the ironwork in Royal Crescent can be traced to a Worcester ironmonger called John Bradley.

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London Road, another classic design of around 1820, latticed borders top and bottom with small lead flowers and tassels fused onto the upright bars – this type of balcony can be seen in many places in Cheltenham

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Top of Montpellier Avenue, a balcony goddess on a Doric portico

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Montpellier Terrace, small latticework balcony with lead flowers on the joints, probably late 1820s or early 1830s

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Queen’s Parade, chunky cast iron mini-balcony with anthemion design, early 1840s

Cheltenham’s Ornamental Ironwork by Amina Chatwin is the definitive work on this subject!

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