Lambeth Cyclists Architecture Ride: Norman Shaw
Saturday 25th June 2011
Join us for a day long look at the architecture of Norman Shaw.
Richard Norman Shaw was the late-Victorian who broke through the Gothic / Classical stand-off in architecture by embracing an English vernacular style spiced up with Dutch and Flemish touches.
Variously described as "Old Sussex", "Queen Anne", "Sweetness and Light" and "Freestyle", this featured red brick, white woodwork, gables, dormers, fancy plasterwork and raging assymmetry. He inspired a generation of architects to sometimes wild experimentation, and we'll see how the style plays out in studio houses, artistic suburbs, mansion blocks, offices and country houses in the town. John Betjeman called him "the founder of modern English architecture at its domestic best".
Meet in the park opposite Turnham Green tube station, Turnham Green Terrace, W4, at 10.45 am for an 11.00 am start.[click here for map]
If you don't want to ride out there, you can take your bike on the District Line. If you get there early, there's a cafe, the Trinity, round to the right from the station.
Finish 4ish in Westminster.
Enquiries - Mark Knox 07765 945530
Mark leads a previous Norman Shaw ride in 2005
Mark Knox 07765 945530