Tuesday, December 19, 2017

19/12/2017 A few more photos around Devizes.

Maximum temperature 8C,  Minimum 0C, thankfully very little wind.
Great Porch House, a Grade II Listed Building. There are 326 listed buildings in Devizes!!
A building is listed when it is of special architectural or historic interest considered to be of national importance and therefore worth protecting.

The Three Crowns Inn - another grade II listed building....

St Mary's Congregational Church - also grade II listed.

Just liked this shop with the typical British  red  post box at the side.

Handel House - yet another grade II listed building.

Christmas decoration seen at the old age home Needham house.

The black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) in its winter plumage so no black head! Thanks David for the identification.

A lone pigeon.

Mute swan (Cygnus olor).

As above.


Loving having your comments but I will only get back to replying when we get home in January 😊

10 comments:

  1. Love that certain buildings are "Listed"!!! It is so very important.

    Here we have similar listing, with a different name. Our small city rediscovered its Victorian Heritage, in the '70's. Thankfully! Just in time, to stop losing more 'Old-By-Our-History' buildings.

    And I love the "Made Do 'N' Mend" store too. "Haberdashery"... a delightful old word.

    Stay warm and well!

    Luna Crone

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  2. I think it is really commendable that so many buildings are designated as historic and are thereby protected.

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  3. Love the name of that shop, Make Do and Mend. We should be doing much more of that and much less consumption of new products.

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  4. What a lovely place to visit, I like the different architectural styles of the buildings. Happy Holidays.
    Amalia
    xo

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  5. I ♥ Devises bookshop , not been for a while. The temperatures are up now , let's hope that they stay that way , whilst you are in the UK x Take care x

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  6. I'll bet those grade II buildings are expensive to maintain. I am glad they are protected.

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  7. Great photos of a beautiful place, Diane. Kisses, my friend.

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