Thursday, 17 February 2011

Greystones, Leek

Greystones, a 17C house in Leek
This attractive 17th century house in Leek is a grade II* listed building. William Morris (Arts and Crafts movement) campaigned to prevent this building's destruction in 1877. The tower behind belongs to the Nicholson Institute, now Leek Public Library. The Institute was built in 1882 by Larner Sugden who did not want his magnificent building to obscure the view of Greystones and would not countenance its destruction. The wrought-iron gate of Greystones is a superb and complex piece of work. See the photo below (click on the photo to enlarge).

Greystones gate

(Panasonc Lumix TZ10)

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