There is a lot more variety in design over on this side of the Square, and it can be hard to determine at first glance at which stage they were added or altered.
One thing you do see here ( not a very good picture of them I'm afraid) is the alcoves at the back for displaying treasures and impressive decoration to visitors.
While these were common around the Square on building, most have vanished from the other buildings through time.
I take my earlier complimentary half-stance towards the Dylan novel back now I've finished it. Its crap, don't bother.
I won't confuse matters here with house numbers ( the south side of the Square suffers from the same malaise as everywhere else of inconsistent numbering through time) but the houses on the southern side of the square are a fascinating study compared with those opposite.
Though the University has done a fair share of alteration here too during the 1920s and 1930s, the houses retain more individuality tan their northern side counterparts. While this example doesn't exactly replicate the look when Robert Gladstone ( the Prime Minister's uncle and sometime business partner) lived here, it gives a fairly good flavour of what you could expect when visiting the wealthy merchant.
The panelling is only around a hundred years old, but many of the other features remain close to their two hundred year old original state.
I'm afraid Weebly's auto scheduling seems to be having a few 'senior moments' when it comes to what date it is, so apologies for the odd random timing of posts at the minute!
Sorry, I've been a bit unwell but hopefully have a new post for you tomorrow. Something with a picture maybe?
Not a huge amount to say here, except this is the lobby to what was 22 Abercromby Square ( now number 23), restored to the look of its 1920's conversion from house to University property.
I'm only really posting it because it was one of my happiest achievements to get it restored and the horrible white plaster wall removed as part of my work towards the refurbishment of the buildings last year.