Pubs 7 & 8

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London, The Sun &, 13 Cantons
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London, The Sun & 13 Cantons

THE SUN AND 13 CANTONS, No. 21 Great Pulteney Street. By Henry Cotton, 1882. Another pub which seizes on the architectural fashions of the day, with typically eclectic results.

The bare bones are GothicGlossary Term Revival, but they are fleshed out with details associated with the more domestic-seeming Queen AnneGlossary Term style that began properly in the 1870s.

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London, The Old Coffee House

THE OLD COFFEE HOUSE, No. 49 Beak Street. Late Victorian social reformers, who were usually concerned about the drink-sodden poor, sometimes organized 'temperance taverns' which served only non-alcoholic drinks. In this instance the conversion was done in 1894, from a smallish older pub of mid-Victorian appearance. The external sign is the polished granite front, a material typical of late 19th-century pubs, shops, restaurants and banks alike.



The style of the Middle Ages from the later 12th century to the Renaissance, with which it co-existed in certain forms into the 17th century. Characterized in its full development by the pointed arch, the rib-vault and an often skeletal masonry structure for churches, combined with large glazed windows. The term was originally associated with the concept of the barbarian Goths as assailants of classical civilization.

Queen Anne

Not to be confused with the architecture of the reign of Queen Anne (1702-14), this usually refers to a later Victorian style that sought to revive the domestic classical manner of the mid 17th century. It favoured red brick or terracotta, usually combined with white-painted woodwork. It is particularly associated with the architect Richard Norman Shaw (1831-1912) and with the turn away from the Gothic Revival.