Greaves Methodist Church, Lancaster


This Blackletter lettering in one of a pair in relief set above the twin entrances of an early Twentieth century Methodist church, constructed to a design by Stanley Wright, mayor of Morecambe. It’s an interesting example of how Blackletter, associated with ecclesiastic writing since the Twelfth century, was retained as a style of choice for architectural lettering in many churches into the Twentieth century, when Roman lettering was used in almost every other context. It is also, of course, in keeping with building’s design, an adaption of the Gothic style.

Location: Greaves Road, Lancaster, UK.


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