Here is a pair of now rather dilapidated almshouses that stands in the churchyard of St Mary's Church, Acton. Constructed in red brick, they were built by Sir Roger Wilbraham in 1613.
Acton is a small village and civil parish lying immediately west of the town of Nantwich in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The civil parish also includes the small settlement of Dorfold and part of Burford, with a total population of a little over 300. It is administered jointly with the adjacent civil parishes of Henhull and Edleston. Historically, Acton refers to a township and also to an ancient parish in the Nantwich Hundred covering a wide area to the west of Nantwich.
The above information was taken from a much longer article about the village found on Wikipedea and which can be accessed by clicking here .
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ChrisJ (91360) 2011-11-15 2:02
I like the angled pov on the old alms house. Good sharpness & diffused light thanks to the clouds. Natural looking colour & bricked up windows & old ivy vines suggest nobody has lived here for many years. Tfs!
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-11-15 2:27
Beautiful shot of this old almhouse in natural colors. The atmosphere is very pleasant and peaceful. Like the sharpness and pov. The greenery around the house give a nice color contrast to the brown color of the building.
dkmurphys (42697) 2011-11-15 2:58
Houses like this we had here for the railway small stations or for railways employees. Very beautiful atmosphere around it, the bench is the candy over the cake.
mauro61 (52545) 2011-11-15 3:12
buona presentazione di questa vecchia casa con una inquadratura che ha una perfetta prospettiva.
Verde intorno e panchina vuota segno di un po' di abbandono,
amaryllis (32077) 2011-11-15 4:44
une ancienne ferme et batisse qui a encore beaucoup de charme avec son banc près du muret;
malgré son ancienneté apparente, elle résiste bien
Sergiom (45810) 2011-11-15 6:03
Cette maison a connu des jours meilleurs, mais avec un peu d'huile à bras elle pourrait retrouver son lustre d'antan.Le point de vue la met bien en évidence et donne une belle diagonale.
Silvio1953 (105914) 2011-11-15 7:14
Ciao Stephen, fascinating composition with lovely old house, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jlbrthnn (79789) 2011-11-15 9:06
Cet édifice avait une utile fonction. Le banc pour les personnes usées et fatiguées est encore là. La composition est habile. La lumière, les couleurs, la netteté sont bonnes. Bravo.
digbymerry (3998) 2011-11-15 10:19
Very English scene. The lack of sunshine helps the rendition of the stonework, the colours are pleasing and we have detail in the clouds. Your composition as always is excellent.
Fis2 (77162) 2011-11-15 10:42
A very curious old house.
Good POV and perspective.
I like colors.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-11-15 10:48
a charming atmosphere with nostalgic details, the composition is very nice, beautiful impression, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
edge (6070) 2011-11-15 18:58
Hello Stephen, I have to admit, that I had to Google "almhouse". I knew it related to the poor, but I was not sure how it was used. Obviously these were used long ago, and still are maintained to a point that they can exist. This first one doesn't appear to be very large and one wonders how many people it cold accommodate. You did a fine job of capturing the bricks and exterior of the buidling. Sharp and clear, well composed as well. Nice Job. Regards, Roger
delpeoples (48832) 2011-11-16 3:22
What an old cutie, that's certainly stood the test of time. What a shame it's not better cared for, but I guess with so much history and a world in recession, a government can get a little blase about things like conservation of national treasures. Excellent POV, good colours despite the overcast conditions - and as usual great sharpness.
Thanks for sharing, I hope your week's going well
PS: Thanks for your comments on the cemetery shot. I was a little scared walking around it at dusk. And I actually thought of you at the time, wondered how you do it, as it completely freaked me out. You'll notice that there are no nocturnal shots coming from Cemetery Beach for that exact reason :)
RhodieIke (9247) 2011-11-16 3:52
Hi Stephen, What super Alms houses, pity they are in such disrepair, and not housing some pensioners.I supose with the way things are built now and health and safety rules it,s a no go'er. Splendid photo showing us them, Cheers Iain.
Cricri (92501) 2011-11-16 10:32
Une vielle demeure qui a garder tout son charme, j'aime la, présentation avec le banc, les couleurs des pierres et le vert frais de la végétation, bonne note et image
pierrefonds (51144) 2011-11-16 18:38
The vegetation is framing well the houses. the point of view is allowing me to distingusih the details and colors of the architecture of the almshouses. The afternoon light is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
csabagaba (6538) 2011-11-17 0:10
I have seen similar buildings in Oxford, valamleyik college garden. Very stylish house, beautifully photographed. Like traditional English chimney placement, large stones at the poles. It seems to me that this is a two semi-detached homes. If this is a very early example of this is the solution.
The old bench outside the building, a particularly good mood element.
ikeharel (44279) 2011-11-19 0:28
Good morning Stephen,
Dilapidated it is, but with little effort in renovation, this lovely house can transform to a wonderful rural house.
I like the red bricks it was built from, and the verdant surrounding.
Would be nice to retire on the banch in front.
Enjoy your weekend,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (73000)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-05-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 10 D, Canon 28-80 3,5-4,8 USM IV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/45 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-15 0:27