Gravestone, St. Mary’s Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

A remarkable example of letter cutting from a gravestone found at St. Mary’s Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria. I’ve never come across anything like this before, from this, or I think, any other period for the memorial writing on a gravestone. The three dimensional effect seen on the letters of this mid-1800s memorial are very unusualContinue reading “Gravestone, St. Mary’s Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria”

St. Andrews, Scotland, 2014

Each time I visit St. Andrews, in what has become a yearly event, I find more examples of lettering and numeral from the buildings and memorials. This time I noticed the simple but beautiful house numbers, a couple of examples of which are shown here amongst a selection of some of my other favourites. I also want to takeContinue reading “St. Andrews, Scotland, 2014”

Ripon, Yorkshire, 2014

Some examples of lettering from a recent visit to Ripon in Yorkshire. A lovely market town with some interesting architecture and of course the minister, alongside some very nice examples of lettering. Amongst my favouritesare the Ripon Spa Baths, the ceramic builder’s merchant plaque (W.F.M. Blackburn) and the T. & R. Williamson Ltd. varnish factoryContinue reading “Ripon, Yorkshire, 2014”