Capital Sovereign Stone - Hampton
In the manner of Richard Norman Shaw, a prominent British architect whose works include Bedford Park, London’s first garden suburb and New Scotland Yard.
Features - Generously proportioned bolection moulding on plain foot blocks, pulvinated frieze with complex serpentine and cavetto moulded shelf.
Another of the many revivals of the Victorian period, the Queen Anne revival of 1860 – 1880 revisited a lighter and more delicate approach to ornamentation when compared to the rather more imposing proportions of the Gothic and Classical movement practitioners.
Characterised by elegant moulded brickwork, gently rounded gables and tall sash windows, as seen today in London’s Sloane Square for example, the movement intended to replicate the beauty and subtlety of the original Queen Anne period of the early 1700’s. The Hampton typifies this with its soft delicate yet stylish mouldings.