A Lingering Look at Broad Street

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Broad Street  (header photo) in Ludlow is renowned for its Georgian façades with lovely Georgian sash windows lining both sides of this wide street leading from the Buttercross down to the only surviving gate in the town walls – Broad Street Gate – a narrow medieval  gate-passage.

From the north side you can see the Gothic crenellations and details probably by T F Pritchard, an architect from Shrewsbury, (better known for his involvement in the Iron bridge project.)

Broadgate from Broad Street
North Broadgate from Broad Street

(Note the multi-paned sash windows all have twelve panes: 3 x 4  in varying sizes except for the central window top right which for some reason has twenty four panes: 4 x 6)

Built in the 13th century the gate was an important entrance into the town from the  Ludford Bridge crossing. It is now partially encased by a large Georgian House.

South of the Broad Street Gate
South of the Broad Street Gate

(Note the lovely Regency gothic bay windows on the left of the gate)

From the south side you can see the Gate arch and twin round towers typical of Edwardian castle building. The west tower is hidden behind the house  added in 1824 -1829.