Sunday, 6 November 2011

More images of Knutsford........................................................................

 In yesterdays post I mentioned the architect Richard Harding Watt.
Watt designed the Gaskell Memorial Tower on King Street built in 1907 to commerate the Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) whose most famous work "Cranford" was based on Knutsford... the town she grew up in.

King Street is full of restaurants and wine bars... it's a busy place in the evening.
St Johns Church
Legh Road
Watt also designed some wonderful properties.
Legh Road doubled for colonial Shanghai in the opening scenes of the Steven Spielberg film
"Empire of the Sun"



Most of the properties were gated... I was expecting a tap on the shoulder by a security guard all the time I was there... poking my camera through the railings.
In recent years Knutsford was named as the most expensive town to buy a house in northern England.
Current properties for sale include one going for  £5,950,000 thats $9,539,635.
I couldn't get anywhere near that one.

12 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Hey in that first picture - I thought it had to be a one way street - I enlarged it and no - it was a two way street!!!!!!!

Amazing pictures.

sandie

ADRIAN said...

Love the glazed brick in the first image.
Legh road is a real gem. Wonderful architecture.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Only $9.5? My word!

JM said...

Wonderful buildings and shots!

TexWisGirl said...

i like the round turrets.

Fábio Martins said...

Absolutely lovely photos. I love the second picture. Really nice

Horst in Edmonton said...

Beautiful old buildings. Nice little city.

Gary said...

Another grand tour Andrew!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pantherka said...

Very beautiful architecture, great photos.

Inger-M said...

I just adore english villages/towns! Thanks for sharing these beautiful views!
I wonder if Knutsford has a viking history? Knut is a common man's name over here.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Quite an internting town. The older building mostly have small and fewer windows than today, must be rather dark inside.

cieldequimper said...

Lol. I wonder why you couldn't get near that one!!!