Shine&Sparkle

Shine&Sparkle

Posted on 02/08/2014


Photo taken on January 23, 2014



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Neville Hall

Neville Hall
North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Newcastle. According to the carving on the building, it was built in 1870, though I have seen other dates on the internet. It's a fabulous building, well decorated, but sadly quite damaged. Here you can see what look a bit like lion heads on the three supports for the balcony, and some of the many decorated shields that go all round the building (though the ones higher up on the walls are actually plain). The second shield from the left here has three castles on it - three castles on a shield is apparently part of Newcastle's Coat of Arms. In the angle of the walls at the top right of this picture you can see one of the many little creatures that live on this building (I think not technically gargoyles, but that's what I'm calling them).

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spacemouses
spacemouses
Looks like parts of it were made from 'softer' stone that hasn't weathered well.
Thought right at the top looks like water damage.
4 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
The time spent on all the decorative touches is impressive. Love old architecture.
4 years ago.