Cliff Villas

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: This black and white challenge is topic related and this week the theme is Older than 50 years.

And this is also my entry to this week’s Lingering Look at Windows hosted by Dawn over at “The Day After“.

There’s rather a lot in Ludlow that falls into this category. In fact most of the buildings go back as far as the 11th century so 50 years here is considered to be new. Even if you have lived here for 50 years you are still considered an outsider   🙂

(click to enlarge and see the detail)

Cliff Villas BWCliff Villas – Ludford

Dating back to circa 1840 Cliff Villas are Grade II listed character homes. There are stone mullion windows on the ground floor, oriel windows to the first floor, ornamental barge boards, ornamental plaster work with timber framing and decorative multi-shaft chimney stack. The windows are majority metal framed with lattice work or small panes.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

19 thoughts on “Cliff Villas”

  1. It’s looks wonderful! 🙂 Funny, isn’t how something is considered new and old. in Heydon the newest installation (The Well) goes back to Queen Victoria. 🙂
    Hope you’re fine Jude. Is it still terrible wet underneath your feet?
    Greetings from the Rhine Valley

    1. They are lovely to look at from the outside, I suspect the interior is a little dark. Fine day here today Dina. Though lots of water all around the town still.

  2. Great hit on two challenges, Jude… I love these old timbered houses to look at, but I wouldn’t want the responsibility and the maintenance!

    1. Yes it was fortuitous that these two challenges worked in my favour this week. Great windows in these houses, but you’re right, they take a lot of maintenance and being listed you can’t make changes easily.

  3. I can fathom buildings that old. The USA is so relatively new that 100 years is considered old. Thanks so much for sharing your photo.

    1. Thanks Sylvia 🙂 I guess B&W works well because they are painted black and white, and also full of textural details such as the plaster work and the barge boards and the wonderful patterned timber frame.

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