Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Warehouse Wednesday: A vicarage straight out of Ahern

Beaconsfield vicarage

Spotted on a recent trip to Bekonscot Model Village, this vicarage belongs to St Theresa's church. Assuming it was built at the same time as the church, it dates from 1926. 

When I saw it, my first thought was that it would fit perfectly in a book by Ahern or Beal. It's just got that look that they portrayed. Fortunately, the design hasn't been messed with either, it retains that early commuter belt chic. 

The size definitely dates from the era when clergymen enjoyed enough space for a decent sized model railway room. 

If you want to build a model, I feel brick paper is the medium. Don't know why, it just seems right. 


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