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.