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Decorative finial, one of three on a building on Eastgate Street.

Tags:   Iron Finial Gloucester

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A Herbert & Young sluice valve cover, this one bearing a patent number.

The relatively local firm of Herbert & Young appear to have made a killing from Gloucester judging by the amount of their street ironmongery underfoot there.
A foundry in Howler's Slade near Cannop belonged to Trotter, Thomas & Co in 1835. Known as the Cannop foundry, it was rebuilt in 1874 and was taken over in 1893 by Richard Young of Berry Hill and Thomas Herbert. Thomas Herbert died in 1942 and the business was taken over by his son Ewart Thomas moved the works to the old Cinderford gas works site in 1957. The company stopped producing iron and steel castings around 1990.

Tags:   Herbert & Young Gloucester Cast Iron Sluice zvalve SV Access Cover

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JM Butt were at the Kingsholm Foundry in Gloucester.

Dating back to the mid 19th Century, Butt's established a foundry in Sweetbriar Street in the city. The foundry was sold to Danks in 1917; today the site of the foundry is occupied by Kingsholm Church of England Primary School.

Tags:   Cast Iron Cellar Flap JM Butt Gloucester

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A selection of various encaustic tiles set in the floor and probably dating to the Gilbert Scott refurbishment in the 19th Century. They depict Old and New Testament scenes. From top left clockwise: Adoration of the Magi, Flight into Egypt, , Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden, The Temptation of Adam & Eve.

The Abbey Church of St Peter was built between 1089 and about 1130. The timber roof was destroyed in a fire 900 years ago. The current stone vaulted ceiling was finished in 1242. As is usual, various additions and improvements have been made, right up to the mid 19th Century with a refurbishment by Sir George Gilbert Scott. All this has left a wonderful legacy for the modern visitor.

Tags:   Cathedral Gloucester Tiles


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