H.C.DAVIS & Co

H.C.DAVIS & Co

This coal plate is not just another lump of metal. None of the coal holes are.
Look closely and you’ll find some similarity to the Order of the Garter star (in my crazy mind at least). Every foundry had its own design, often containing intricate geometric patterns.
So London might not be paved with gold, but it’s got some beautiful cast iron.

CLAPHAM & CAMBERWELL – Economy. Efficiency. Durability

Found @ Alexander Square.

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H.C.DAVIS & Co

This coal plate is not just another lump of metal. None of the coal holes are.
Look closely and you’ll find some similarity to the Order of the Garter star (in my crazy mind at least). Every foundry had its own design, often containing intricate geometric patterns.
So London might not be paved with gold, but it’s got some beautiful cast iron.

CLAPHAM & CAMBERWELL – Economy. Efficiency. Durability

Found @ Alexander Square.

Author: Dani Middleton

I was born in Brazil in 1981 and lived there for 23 years before emigrating to the UK in 2005. I had read about England’s history since a young age however I moved here purely due to the history of London itself. Everything in this city fascinates me; from its parks, pubs and buildings to street names, post boxes and bollards. Watching children “beating the bounds” or the rose ceremony, you can never be tired of London. I love the quirkiness of the little alleys, the secrets of the forgotten architecture and how wonderful it can be to simply turn a corner and suddenly find a whole new world. I have worked in some remarkable places in London: museums, palaces, galleries, archives, even digging for the MoL on the Thames foreshore but I now work for Tower Bridge where, daily, I can see the City from a different point of view. Working for the City, learning its history and stories makes me eager to learn more. London is a flowing, living organism, with the old and new together transforming it every day, but always with its history at your fingertips. One step, an intricate Victorian coal hole; another step, an old Police box; yet another, an office block built seamlessly onto an old roman ruin. I am just a girl, lost in London trying not to find the way out but a way deeper, further inside what makes this city so… special, so… unique, so… me. I am a Londoner.

2 thoughts on “H.C.DAVIS & Co”

    1. I found this one at Alexander Square (South Kensington). London wows me as well….and the collection of coal holes are even more amazing.

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