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Windows in Truro

I was in Truro last week waiting outside a coffee shop for a friend and when I looked up I saw a photo op! I thought I would submit it to Dawn’s “Lingering Look at Windows“, as it has some cool windows in it. This was taken at around 1730, a couple of hours before sunset.

This is the side of the old “Coinage Hall”. A couple of hundred years ago Truro was a “Stannary Town”. Cornwall had a thriving tin mining industry, and ingots were brought to Stannary Towns for assay.

It now houses tea houses and a Pizza Express, though the outside has been left largely untouched.

Coinage Hall Truro

  1. Gilraen
    October 13, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    They are indeed very pretty


    • October 13, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      It’s weird I haven’t really seen them before. I guess I’m usually just rushing around.


  2. NotAPunkRocker
    October 13, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I keep reading that one sentence as you took the picture in 1730, not AT 1730.

    I need to develop a liking for coffee, I think.


    • October 14, 2014 at 7:26 am

      My time-travelling secret is out 🙂


  3. October 13, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Ali, That’s a great photo. I love the way the UK keeps so many of the old historic buildings. 🙂 — Susan


    • October 14, 2014 at 7:28 am

      There are a good many around. Most are “listed buildings” which means that they can’t be changed or demolished, and any outside repairs have to remain faithful to the original.


  4. October 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    That gives me a nostalgically feeling, Draliman. Lovely 🙂 Pawkisses 🙂


  5. October 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Wonderful windows and beautiful stonework!


    • October 14, 2014 at 7:32 am

      It is a lovely building, there are quite a few in Truro. The street it’s on is cobbled as well.


  6. October 14, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Thank you, thank you for sharing.
    Are there stones that show building dates? The two buildings on the right seem younger than the one on the left by maybe a century?
    If I lived with old cobblestones I’ld become so wrapped up in my imagination of peoples that walked the stones I’ld probably end up off a cliff.
    I live on the wrong continent! I need old.


    • October 15, 2014 at 11:40 am

      There may be stones with dates, I’m not sure. I expect some Googling would provide me with dates, though! I don’t think they’re all that old, only 2 or 3 hundred years probably.
      We have plenty of “old” over here 🙂


      • October 15, 2014 at 3:50 pm

        Oh I did google the building.


        • October 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm

          There’s some quite interesting stuff on the interwebz about Truro.


  7. October 23, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Being quite the American I have never seen a pizza express so lovely.


    • October 23, 2014 at 10:40 am

      I’m sure they wanted to jazz it up but it’s probably a listed building, fortunately, meaning any external changes have to remain in keeping with the original.


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