Arts And Crafts movement in Bromley

Bromley features some particularly fine examples of buidlings from the Arts and Crafts movement.

Paregetting
Fine Paregetting on the bay window of the Royal Bell

“The Arts & Crafts, emerging as the artistic and cultural arm of a new social and political awakening toward the end of the 19th century…

This arm held out, through the teachings of Morris, Webb, Lethaby, Crane and others, the promise of freedom from the tyranny of historical styles, and a new English, or Scottish, vernacular, based on functional requirements, naturalism and honest craftsmanship. Where other periods or architectural groupings are described in terms of style the Arts & Crafts is invariably dubbed a movement. ” from the Voysey society page

  • No 123 High Street, Marks and Spencers – Heritage Building Profile

    “Wright Brothers’ attractive bow-windowed shop was taken over by a High Street chain store, who a few years ago took great trouble to reproduce in every detail this lovely frontage, when they needed twice the space.  Few shoppers can tell where the original part and the new section join.” Murial Mundie nee Searle, 1988. Marks…
  • Arts And Crafts Movement in Bromley – Ernest Newton

    Ernest Newton (thanks to the Chislehurst Society) In Bromley, the renowned architect Ernest Newton has built one of his best works, The Royal Bell on the High Street This lovely red brick building has Queen Anne style plaster initials and designs, and gracious bay windows.  Originally it also had a stain…
  • The Railway Tavern Public House – Heritage Building Profile

    The Railway Tavern Public House was built in 1879, by Berney & Sons who also designed the Star & Garter public house in the High Street. TODO replace with one from camera On the side facing the station, there’s a panel with the initials N & C for the brewers Nalder…
  • 194 High Street formally Pamphilons – Heritage Building Profile

    Nos. 196-198 High Street was a dwelling house which became used as a wine merchant towards the end of the 18th century. George Pamphilon became the owner in 1865 and in 1876 he rebuilt the premises. The timber shopfront reflects the design as it was in the 19th century. Note the lettering on the arch…
  • Royal Bell

    173-177 High Street, The Royal Bell – Heritage Building Profile

    The Royal Bell is a beautiful Queen Anne style Arts and Crafts style building just north of market square. The architect was the renowned Ernest Newton and it is Grade II listed. This range of buildings was rebuilt in 1898 on the site of an earlier hostelry of 1666; as part of the front required propping up…
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