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Every few buildings in Gwydir Street were built by a different builder (see history of Gwydir Street). This means that instead of all the buildings being the same, there are lots of different small features. If you get a chance to walk down Gwydir Street, see if you can spot where these are!

This clock on the left should be easy to find. It's a well known landmark of Gwydir Street.

Dales brewery clock

Many windows have motifs over them, usually fleur de lis, but they can be subtly different from each other.

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Door scrapers remind us of the times when the streets must have been muddy!

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Most of Gwydir Street was built in plain brick, although some of them have since been rendered in various ways. There are a few patterns in red brick.

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The Victorians loved ornament and even such simple worker cottages as Gwydir Street have a wide variety of lintels and arches above the doors and windows.

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Nearly all of Gwydir Street is Victorian, but sometimes the modern buildings have made a good effort to fit in. On the left is an attractive arch above a door, copying Victorian designs. This house was built fairly recently.

Door top

There are modern features, too!

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About the cat, above: This from "Odd Things around Cambridge" (Facebook): "It was originally painted by an artist named Bryan Sentance in around 1979. He painted the mural at the co-operative at the bottom of Kingston street and the sign for Nomad’s shop in town too."



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