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Timber-framed building, Shrewsbury f88

Timber-framed building, Shrewsbury f88

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1840

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42021

Item number: f88

Length: 23

Width: 13

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Drawing of a timber framed building in Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Shrewsbury is memorable for a well preserved Tudor legacy with its narrow, winding streets, small courtyards and alleyways and its timber framed buildings. During the period of c.1500-1644, the town enjoyed great prosperity and this is shown by the houses built by its successful cloth and wool merchant families such as the Rowleys, Owens and Irelands. This particular house has typical features of a town house- it is narrow and tall - with three storeys. Its upper storey's are decorated with patterns underneath the oriels (upper story projecting window) and it has a gable on the roof.

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