Tuesday, 29 January 2008

More About Buckingham

This is an interesting looking building, next to the Post Office, and facing the open space in front of the Old Gaol. At first glance, it looks like a block of 6 or more apartments. However, I was curious about the stone plaque on the chimney, so zoomed in for a close-up.

This is the close-up. If I'm correct that first number inside the triangular bit is 1312. The Queen Elizabeth who refounded it in 1597 was the First one, otherwise known as Good Queen Bess or the Virgin Queen. And then it was rebuilt in the 60th year of Queen Victoria's reign.

So what is it? I've looked on every website I can think of which shows historical buildings in Buckingham, and it doesn't even get a mention. I have a book called 'Buckingham, A Pictorial History' which contains 158 photographs, most of which are of buildings in Buckingham. There are pictures of all the buildings to the right of this building and the Post Office, and there are pictures of all the buildings to the left of this building and the Post Office. Every building across the road is photographed, but these two buildings may as well not exist.

It's all very strange. But just for the record, here's the Post Office, which also doesn't seem to feature in any of the places I've looked.

Cute, isn't it?


Donna said...

Oueen Elizabeth is a favorite of mine! I love to read Anything about her!

Sally said...

Oh wow, more beautiful pictures! Thanks so much. Very interesting not to be able to find more information; I know how frustrating that is. :)

Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Dabrah,
Wow, what some beautiful buildings. "THANK YOU" for sharing them with us. Is that Post Office still in use? If it is, you might go there and maybe they can tell you some information on the top part of the other building or tell you where you can find the information. I have been napping off and on all day. We had some heavy rain and fierce winds here yesterday and we were without power for 11 hours. I have posted about it on my today's post. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Anvilcloud said...

That's amazing, both that it exists and that it isn't referenced anywhere.