Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Houses with style

Porch of Glenroyd, Stanley St, Tunstall

I can't help thinking that these decorative porch tiles are lovely - and worth preserving.  It's not unusual to see them in older houses in Stoke-on-Trent, though there are fewer as householders often pull them out nowadays; I saw these in Stanley Street in Tunstall, in a row of late Victorian houses.

Yes, the arrangement is a bit predictable, being all in patterns of squares and rectangles, but - can you imagine modern housing estates incorporating anything like so darned attractive as these?  They just add... some style.

This post was featured on the City Daily Photo's Theme Day pages


  1. Very few people pay attention to these... but some of the old handcrafted ones are especially pretty.

  2. Great theme day post for squares.