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Bishop Lloyd's House
  • Europe
  • Bishop Lloyd's House, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Chester, England, United Kingdom
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.595
Description

An exterior view of Bishop Lloyd's Palace. What appears to be two separate buildings is in fact the entirety of the palace. The house is supported by a stone base, which contains street access. The second story is an open air loggia that connects to the Chester Rows. A man stands in the open air porch/passageway of the facing right building. There is a stairway that leads from the sidewalk to the porch. The frieze of each house, which separates the second and third stories, is decorated. The frieze of the facing left building is separated into squares. Just above this is a sign that reads: "Bishop Lloyd's Palace." The frieze of the facing right building is also separated into squares, but contains carved scenes and heraldic imagery. The third story is mainly plaster. The fourth story of the facing right building contains carved scenes. The window is opened. The gable of the facing left building is coffered.