Shed some light?

I have a huge backlog of things to write about including the dead (an old burial road) and circuses (the greatest show-woman) because when I’m looking for one thing, I inevitably seem to find another. Case in point: Last week … Continue reading

Broken Record

The ‘Heritage at Risk’ register for 2014 was published by English Heritage today. The Register includes grade I and II* listed buildings, grade II listed buildings in London, and all listed places of worship, scheduled monuments, registered parks and gardens, registered … Continue reading

Staffordshire Wells and Springs

I’ll keep a list of Staffordshire’s springs and wells and their stories as I find them here, until I decide what to do with them.. Merliches/Maudlin’s Well, Beacon Park (?), Lichfield – tradition suggests that Maudlin’s Well, somewhere near to Shaw … Continue reading

A Study in Orange

The fascination for all things Fisherwick Hall continues. Recently, I discovered that the Marquess of Donegal’s Orangery once sported a rather fine portico supported by four carved pillars. Although the Orangery itself is still miraculously standing in the grounds of what … Continue reading

Shine On

Still curious about the old church of St John the Baptist at Shenstone, I did a bit more reading.  Inevitably, I’ve ended up even more curious than I was before. In 1890, the Lichfield stone mason and sculptor Robert Bridgeman was … Continue reading

The Two Towers

With ‘Heritage at Risk’ the theme of our Lichfield Discovered meeting this month, I was having a flick through the English Heritage At Risk Register to see whether there were any other buildings in the district keeping the Angel Croft Hotel … Continue reading