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Numbers 62 and 63 Hight Street St Martins, Stamford, Lincs., UK ... 80m up the hill from The George Hotel. The two houses allegedly date from 1869 but they look older ... Lincolnshire limestone ages. The worn steps could likely tell a few tales. Most of the street's buildings' drainpipes discharge straight into the pavement gutters. 

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4 minutes ago, willeica said:

Lovely series, Dunk. It looks like Stamford would be worth a visit when I can make a trip across the Irish Sea again. Hope to see you in Buxton next year.

William

Thank you William. Next week I'm resuming organising SAG ... Peterborough Photographic Society's 'Stamford Architectural Group' ... the photo opportunities are currently excellent because  due to the Covid emergency there are fewer vehicles parked and fewer pedestrians walking about. I have not yet fully investigated The Leica Society's Buxton 2021 AGM weekend but fingers crossed will be attending. 

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The George Stamford Hotel, High Street St. Martins, Stamford, Lincs. UK ... dating from early 17th C. 

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The London Inn, St. John's Street, Stamford Lincs. UK . Designed (in the style of 17th C.) by Stamford architect Henry F Traylen; built 1939/40

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'Local Cheese Shop'  17 St Mary's Street, Stamford, Lincs., UK ... specialises in artisan cheeses ... 17th C timber framed dwelling. 

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The Local Cheese Shop's window includes Stinking Bishop cheese (3 on display) made in Dymock, Gloucestershire by the Martel family. A 500g Stinking Bishop 'wheel' costs £30 ... a gold medal winning cheese.

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House No. 5 St. Mary's Hill, Stamford, Lincs., UK ... 17th Century ... now the Chameleon lingerie shop 

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House No. 5 St Mary's Hill Stamford Lincs ... 17th C ... note 1658 date plaque upper RHS. 

Chameleon's exotic lingerie on display

I wonder what Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell might have thought about these 'invitations to treat' in 1658? 

Perhaps he might have said, "You should have used a b.....  polarising filter!"

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19 minutes ago, dkCambridgeshire said:

The Local Cheese Shop's window includes Stinking Bishop cheese (3 on display) made in Dymock, Gloucestershire by the Martel family. A 500g Stinking Bishop 'wheel' costs £30 ... a gold medal winning cheese.

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And very tasty cheese it is too, provided you can stand the smell :D

A friend bought a small portion of same at a farm shop a few years ago and he could smell it while driving an open car.  Placed in fridge that night for consumption a day or two later, he threw it in the bin next morning as it had stunk out the fridge and kitchen.  His wife wasn't too pleased!

Looks like my kind of shop!

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High Street St Martins Stamford Lincs. UK approx 60m up the hill from The George Hotel: House No.65 (LHS) is early 17th C; House No's 66-67 (RHS) are unique in being almost entirely unaltered (internally and externally) second quarter 18th C. dwellings ... another photograph is planned to show the front elevation detail. 

 

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Another great group of photos of these wonderful buildings.  How nice to be able to stand in the middle of the road without fear for your life to get these frontal shots. And as a bonus, not to see that person that always shows up in a neon pink jacket to spoil a scene. Thank you for posting, it's so important to document these treasures.

 

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Crestwood House 52 High Street St. Martins, Stamford, Lincs., UK. Early 17th C. house; 19th C. restored bay windows. Note again how the drainpipes discharge directly into the pavement grids. Television aerial and security alarm deleted in post. 

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Stamford High School 'Music School' High Street St Martins, Stamford, Lincs., UK. Unfortunately cannot trace the building's history or construction date but composers / conductors Sir Malcolm Sargent and Sir Malcolm Tippett were both Stamford School pupils.  

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Just acquired a Leica R PA Curtagon 35mm f4 lens ... first time use yesterday 'handheld' with SL 601. I do not use tripods with shift lenses in Stamford because the pavements are too narrow and there are usually too many pedestrians / visitors ... and tripods are too heavy to carry. 

 

7 High Street St Martins, Stamford, Lincs., UK 

PA Curtagon R 35/4  lens has a 'Marmite' reputation but I'm happy with it ... stopped down to f11 which is the recommended aperture when shift movements used. Very lightweight lens and easy to use ... and relatively inexpensive to buy. Lens was sat on the dealer's shelf for many months ... so I made an offer and we agreed a price. The 7mm maximum shift is less than most other PC lenses ... but it's adequate. Lens' hood was missing but it's the same hood as used on the Mk I 60/2.8 Macro Elmarit R ... hood can be sourced fairly easily. 

This is the same building previously photographed in 2019 when it was trading as "Mr and Mrs. Clark's" the David Hockney Gallery ... which has since relocated to Cambridge  https://www.l-camera-forum.com/topic/303724-mr-mrs-clarks-gallery-stamford-lincs-uk/

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Another SL 601 / PA Curtagon 35/4 shift lens image taken on a dull and cloudy late afternoon 16 October: St Mary's Church Stamford, West Tower and Spire photographed from St Mary's Street. The Curtagon's 7mm shift is adequate ... likely only used 6.5mm at f11. The shop in the foreground, No. 30 St Mary's Street, is a late medieval house; scratched on the W. gable is the date 1605. The bent crash barrier has been knocked over and replaced several times ... always spoils the view. The PA Curtagon R 35/4 lens was first listed in the Leica catalogue in 1969 and production continued until 1994. The lens' only shortcoming is its 90º radial movements ... nothing in between e.g. 45º which can be useful when a diagonal shift is required. 

St Mary's Church Stamford, W. Tower, from St. Mary's Street. 

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Another Leitz PA-Curtagon 35/4 shift lens photo ... coupled to Panasonic S1R via Novoflex R to L non-smart adapter ... combination used handheld. I'm enjoying exploring this 'much under-rated' lens' capabilities ... its often derided 'mere' 7mm shift is adequate ... much of the time I'm using just 6mm. Click on the photo (3x) to see the detail this vintage shift lens is capable of illustrating. It's a wonderful little optic. 

This photo showing part of Broad Street, Stamford, Lincs., UK was taken mid-afternoon 20 October ... sunny / overcast lighting. Number 17 Broad Street, The Lord Burghley public house (formerly Rising Sun Inn) dates from medieval times when it was probably an open meeting hall . The interior has 18th C. beams and panelling. The former medieval front was extensively altered in the 19th C and and 20th C.

House No. 18 (on RHS ... doorway only visible) was added c.1830 to house No.19 (not included in this photo). 

No. 15 Broad Street to the LHS of The Lord Burghley dates from the mid 18th C. but its front was extensively altered ... e.g. moving the former central entrance doorway to the second bay.

No. 13? Broad Street on far LHS ... still researching this building

 

From R to L: Buildings No's 18 (doorway only visible) 17 and 15 Broad Street, Stamford, Lincs., UK ... Panasonic S1R / Leitz PA-35/4 Curtagon R (1970 vintage) ...  ISO 800 1/640sec  f16 ... 6mm shift ... handheld.

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