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St George's Almshouses

By TrevBatWCC    
This building in Church Street, Poole, dates from the early 15th century and was originally a Priest's house. It was reportedly built by the Guild of St George for the four priests saying masses at the old Church of St James. It has been used as almshouses since 1547 when it was taken over by the Corporation. The building was extensively altered in 1586 following the loss of the clergy when Elizabeth I came to the throne. In 1904 it was restored to provide accommodation for five retired people, and a timber projecting upper storey was removed.

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection’s Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging Smile

Trev Smile

Tags: Dorset Architecture Poole Church street Almshouses

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bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
1 Mar 2017 11:19AM
Interesting write up and Images
1 Mar 2017 11:29AM
stone work comes up a treat always with this processing nice one

Graham
Drighlynne 11 131 1 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2017 11:42AM
Good shots Trev, like the lead, the processing is excellent.
Lynne
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
1 Mar 2017 11:59AM
Maybe the church should build more almshouses? 😁
1 Mar 2017 12:01PM
Great detail Trev
jocas 7 6 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2017 12:40PM
Interesting history and lovely imagesGrin
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
1 Mar 2017 1:03PM
Beautiful almshouses, Trev, would love to live in one of them.
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2017 1:11PM
Lovely stone work and roof tiles enhanced by your superb processing Trev.
Peter
BillRookery 6 2 4 England
1 Mar 2017 1:59PM
Great images
1 Mar 2017 2:12PM
Lovely stone work Trev, and an interesting write up too


Patty SmileSmile
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
1 Mar 2017 2:22PM
Your processing shows this off perfectly Trev.
rhfoto 6 2
1 Mar 2017 3:50PM
Lovely shots and processing Trev, love the tones and textures.

Ray
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2017 4:23PM
Excellent craftmen ship with so many smallish bricks and fine design.
Love the version with those chimneys side on to each other.
Kate Grin
ColleenA Plus
9 502 8 Australia
1 Mar 2017 5:02PM
Love the stone work, a beautiful building. Well captured
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2017 7:23PM
Excellent work, here and with your processing Trev SmileSmileSmile
2 Mar 2017 9:27PM
Lovely set Trev and an interesting write up..Lin
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2017 10:16AM
Great architecture and textures Trev! Both variants are very good!
Isabel GrinGrin

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