Cheshire brickwork

The picture is of Sandbach School in South Cheshire.  The pattern of purple bricks on a red background is found all around the area,  a look that has grown on me because it’s decorative but not over fussy.

The building is quite delightful when the sun comes out:  Something for a future post.  But even under the murky light of  overcast October, don’t the autumn colours of the leaves look just right against the brickwork?

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One Response to Cheshire brickwork

  1. Grace says:

    Have you seen Keble College in Oxford? (See an image at http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/719038). It has red, white and balck brickwork. I had heard that it was derogatively described as ‘fair isle,. But i see from this website that it is a ‘good example of the architect William Butterfield’s use of polychromatic brickwork, described by its critics (who were legion) as the “holy zebra” style’.

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