Flag Street, Hawkshead by unknown artist - Hawkshead, Cumbria, England
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 22.482 W 002° 59.951
30U E 500053 N 6025212
Quick Description: "Flag Street, Hawkshead" by Unknown artist has not changed much since this painting. Both sides of the narrow street are listed buildings. On the right are Methodist Church cottages with the overhanging rooms, on left is Flag Cottage. Looking west.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/5/2013 7:38:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMGGWC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 13

Long Description:

Painting and Scene
Flag Street is very photogenic so it is only right that Flag Street should have been painted by many artists. This is just one painting which is easily accessible. In the old painting the narrow street is paved with flag stones, covering a beck (stream). Some of the stones have been lifted. These would reveal steps down to the stream for washing and industry. The central hand rail has now gone.

When Flag Street was first sealed and the flag stones removed, the stream flooded and ripped up the thoroughfare. The stream still flows under Flag Street but now a metal screen catches debris before going underground.

Flag Cottage is still slate clad.

This painting is on view in the nearby Hawkshead Market Hall, less than 100 metres away. Free entry. There are two main public rooms in the Market Hall. The painting could be in either. The lower room is often open and used by visiting traders. The upper room is used by local groups who need a big space. A wide staircase connects them. If the Market Hall is shut when you visit, call a key holder on 015394 36452.

Date of Painting
The painting is undated so best guess would be by judging the content.

Chapel Cottage listing and Flag Cottage

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Artist: unknown

Date of Painting: 1/1/1900

Date of Your Photograph: 3/1/2013

Medium of Painting: Oil on board

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