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

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

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 unusual indeed.

Location: St. Mary’s Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

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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 take the opportunity for a plug for Bouqiniste Books – a great little independent bookshop located at the top of Market Street, that I would encourage everyone to support should you be in the area.

St. Andrews STANDREWS138 STANDREWS185 STANDREWS1841 STANDREWS1897 STANDREWSbellst STANDREWSbookshop STANDREWSchristian STANDREWSghost1 STANDREWSghost2 STANDREWSmason STANDREWSmemorial STANDREWSmilestone STANDREWSpost STANDREWSstationers STANDREWSsundial

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 factory facade.

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RIPONbaths2

RIPONbenson

RIPONblackburn

RIPONcoop

RIPONdispensary

RIPONhewitt

RIPONmag

RIPONmasonic

RIPONnurses

RIPONprimitive

RIPONtemperance

RIPONtrinity

RIPONwell

RIPONwilliamson1

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