|Here is a close-up of the gate from yesterday that so entranced Letty. It is a doozey, isn't it?|
Known as the Moriarty House [after the owner], this was designed by Eric Nicholls in 1940 and built in 1942, Nicholls being another of WBG's partners in he GSDA. For mine, is art-deco style, but speak up if I am wrong. I am known for taking a long-bow, but here I have a choice of two. Firstly, this design could be in homage to Griffin's contour focus for his roads, although this example of gate is on Edinburgh Road which is broad and straight with just a couple of kinks. However, the gentle cascade of sods of newly ploughed earth also comes to mind.
The rock used in the pillars and fence are a direct reference to the rock used by Griffin in his houses.