Friday, 30 January 2009

I was struck by the detailed and beautiful carvings in the pillar at the end of Rutland Terrace.

A closer view of The Bastion tower.

This building is called Hopkins Hospital and was built as an Almshouse for poor married couples in the 1770's. The gargoyle and the small window fragment above it are thought to have come from the Austin Priory which formerly stood opposite. You may be able to see the Coat of Arms for Stamford below the gargoyle.

This street, heading back into the town, has featured in several television dramas (Middlemarch and Pride and Prejudice have both used Stamford as backdrops) and has some beautiful buildings.
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Gina said...

ps Glad you've got heat with another cold spell on its way!

silverpebble said...

I visited Stamford a few times in my suited days but had no idea it had been used to shoot both Middlemarch AND Pride and Prejudice. Fabulous. What a beautiful little street.

Hope all is well with you - off to catch up on the MM world.

Jackie said...

We had a flying visit to Stamford but went to Burleigh(?) and not around the town.