42-44 Church Street, Lancaster


Sitting on the frontage of a row of large, three storey, stone-built shops at the bottom of Church Street, these letterforms are some of the largest of their kind in the city. They are carved in relief within a moulded frame, and are a lovely, and rare example in Lancaster of a slab serif. The initials b.w.e. refer to William Beckett (1814–) and his wife, Elizabeth (nee Brade) (1812–1851). In addition, there are smaller, moulded panels flanking the main one. These are without stone cut lettering but the faded remains of painted lettering – No. 42 to the left and No. 44 to the right – is just discernible.

Location: Church Street, Lancaster, UK.

Published by fastfootpress

Fast Foot Press is a small, independent publishing and design house based in Lancaster in the North of England. We research, design and publish a range of unique printed publications that are indicative of our passion for the interesting, obscure and beautiful. Our aim is to produce items of value, interest and beauty: to devise printed works that fascinate and inspire.

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