Saturday, 9 November 2013

The gates that dazzle


A Stafford Knot entwined with a symbolic plant (a Tudor rose, I should think). Strange.
Anyway, this is the design on the gates at Maer Hall, a very grand building indeed.  I can't find out anything about this combination of or why it should appear on these gates.

It's likely the gates were built in the late nineteenth century when the Harrison family, a Liverpool ship-owning family, lived at the hall.

In the sunshine, this design fair dazzles one...

2 comments:

  1. Certanly looks impressive in gold
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staffordshire_knot

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  2. Impressive and so elegant. I love seeing this sort of thing :).

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