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Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Old Wine House

The Old Wine House, Banbury, England Banbury, England ~ February 16, 2010
The Old Wine House, dated 1537

There are two dates on this old building: one says 1537 (below the image to the left of the SH Jones & Company sign), and one says 1910 (in the same location to the right of the sign). Banbury is a fascinating ancient market town (see Wikipedia). British Iron Age foundations date back to 200 BC, and a castle (no longer standing) was built in 1135. The building in this photo apparently survived a disastrous fire in 1628, and seems to have had a facelift to some degree in 1910. To see the dragon designs on the eaves of the dormer, follow the link to yesterday's post on my Animal Art Along the Way blog.

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5 comments:

Tinsie said...

That's a cool-looking building!

Jacob said...

Omigod! This is soooo interesting. I posted a shot of the British pavilion at Disney's Epcot Center awhile back on Florida Fotos which looks just like this...I wonder if they used this as an example or whether this is fairly generic to England?

cieldequimper said...

@ Jacob: fairly generic I'd say.

Love this kind of place! Did you go inside?

Lucka said...

I love thosen old hauses. Looks great!

Lee Spangler said...

what a lovely town with such traditonal shops. too bad we didnt sample its wares!