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A meeting of two of Worcester’s architectural highlights: The Hive and Worcester Cathedral photographed as part of The Severn Project, a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn.

The Hive which houses Worcester Library is clad in golden alloy tiles made from recycled copper. The building was designed by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and opened in 2012. The irregular cone shape of the roof was inspired by the form of the nearby Malvern Hills.

Worcester cathedral was begun in 1084 and contains Royal Tombs, Medieval cloisters, an ancient crypt and has important parts of the building dating from every century from the 11th to the 16th. Unusually the cathedral has an overall unity yet each architectural period from Norman to Perpendicular remands distinct and legible.

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK

Gloucester Docks, Gloucester, UK
The main basin of Gloucester Docks was the original terminus of the ship canal that ran from Sharpness, opened in 1827. The victorian warehouses and mills at Gloucester were mainly built for the storage and processing of imported corn. The old warehouses, were built with thick brick walls, a slate roof and strong wooden floors supported by cast-iron columns. The many small windows were intended more for ventilation than for light and were originally fitted with shutters rather than glass. The corn was stored in sacks that were lifted up to the required floor by manually operated winches in the loft.

In 2014 Gloucester Docks was converted into a film set for “Alice through the Looking Glass” by Tim Burton with the addition of five tall ships. Here’s a clip from the BBC showing how the docks were transformed for the movie.

Photographed as part of The Severn Project a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn

Images available as limited edition prints and licensing contact me for pricing. Link to all 49 images from this photoshoot.

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Details of the architecture of Shrewsbury which contains over 660 listed buildings built on an unaltered medieval street plan. Some of the tudor buildings are gloriously wonky and the narrow streets called “shuts” have overhanging window bays that almost touch at second floor level.

Also see the companion post Like tudor hieroglyphs: half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury

Photographed as part of The Severn Project a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

Tudor half-timbered houses of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
Abstractions of some of the handsome half-timbered buildings of shrewsbury.

Photographed as part of The Severn Project a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn

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Part twenty of a photo series based on a walk along the entire 354km length of United Kingdom’s longest river, The Severn.
This leg ran 25km from Hafren Forest to Caerswys via Severn-break-its-Neck or Hafren-Torri-Gwddf waterfall.

More from The Severn Project

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Hafren-Caersws

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Part eighteen of a photo series based on a walk along the entire 354km length of United Kingdom’s longest river, The Severn.
This leg ran 33km from Ironbridge to Upper Arley. Passing Ironbridge Power station and Bishop Percy’s house tudor house in Bridgnorth this section was especially full of contrasts that make the Severn so fascinating. The Iron bridge itself gets its own post here.

More from The Severn Project

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Ironbridge-Upper Arley,jpg

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The Iron Bridge, Spanning the river Severn at Ironbridge Gorge near Coalbrookdale, UK. Opened in 1781, it was the first arch bridge in the world to be made of cast iron. The bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site site and a grade I listed building.

Photographed as part of The Severn Project a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn

Images available as limited edition prints and licensing contact me for pricing. 

Tower vault & choir

Tower vault & choir

Nave looking east towards Altar

Nave looking east towards Altar

Tower Vault

Tower Vault

Nave vault

Nave vault

Choir vault and stained glass

Choir vault and stained glass

Rood screen and nave looking west from the choir

Rood screen and nave looking west from the choir

Choir, looking east to the high altar

Choir, looking east to the high altar

North aisle looking west

North aisle looking west

Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire. One of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Britain. Built 1121-1530.

Photographed as part of The Severn Project a walk from Source to Sea along the river Severn

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