A photo blog illustrating the beautiful countryside within a walk or short drive of the town of Leek, Staffordshire. The area covered includes the Peak District National Park, Staffordshire Moorlands, Cannock Chase and South-east Cheshire.
Thursday, 17 February 2011
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).