It was only a matter of time

by robertmcnicol

you see, it’s caught on. Those cute pediments are, as I suspected all along, simply irresistible to man or beast. The below feature was kindly donated by The Venerable Huntley and is a very interesting example. It has a lovely shallow ogee curve, large scrolls and barely a gnat’s whisker between them. I also like the flat arches over the ground floor windows, which – by their subtlety – emphasise the heaviness of the feature above the door.