Monday 7 December 2009

Advent 7: Stoneywell Cottage

For those with an interest in the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century, Ernest Gimson is a well known name. Gimson grew up in Leicester and, as well as his more celebrated skills as a designer and craftsman, he was an architect of some talent. In the City he created 'The White House' in Clarendon Park and 'Inglewood' in Knighton. In the County he built a number of houses for his family in and around Ulverscroft, not far from Bradgate Park. Pictured is Stoneywell Cottage, a lovely house built of, and on, the rocks of Charnwood Forest. To find out more about Gimson's life and work have a look at this Leicester Arts and Museum Service website: