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Ludlow, Broad Gate | by Clanger's England
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Ludlow, Broad Gate

C13 gate-house to Town Wall; C16-C18 domestic additions; now dwellings. Rubble; roughcast; plain tile roof; brick end stacks; brick stack with decorative spurs. 2-storeys over entrance passage and associated basements; 5-window range: C20, 6/6 sashes with C18 sashes with broad glazing bars and small old glass to centre. Machicolated parapet and gable with lead panel. Entrance, in left return, has steps and handrail to C18, 6 fielded panel door in moulded case with moulded and enriched hood on clustered-shaft pilasters. Recessed wing to left has two tiers of 6/6 sashes with stucco keyblocks. C19 iron railings between entrance and drop to roadway, rising from stone coping of rubble wing wall. Entrance passage displays ceiling joists and retains portcullis arch and blocked arrow slits at base of drum towers. Plank door and two fixed lights to right of entrance arch. Right return of brick and rubble, with three 6/6 sashes and, in gable, one 6/9 sash in moulded case. Lower Broad Street facade displays stuccoed bay over passage, with 2-light casements with glazing bars, and one 6/6 sash in moulded case over; coped gable. Flanked by stuccoed drum towers; to right with sandstone quoins of (blocked) arrowslits, the upper flanked by C18, 2-light windows with casements; band over; parapet in front of gable with brick stack having decorative spur; to left, stucco with parapet and brick stacks over, obscured by pair of 6/6 sashes in altered openings under timber lintel; 6/6 sash over plank door with fixed light over, under timber lintel. Early C19, 2-storey wing to left, of rubble with C20 plain tile roof. 2-window range of 8/8 sashes; entrance to left has C20, 6-panel door in ornamented entablature on moulded pilasters; 8/12 sashes under stone gable, with massive rubble stack, with brick superstructure. LBO

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Taken on November 26, 2011