Industrial Stone Work.

The new Cosmic Photo Challenge is WRITTEN IN STONE: STONE WORKS AND STRUCTURES NEW OR OLD.

This is the Weaver Railway Viaduct, also known as the Northwich Railway Viaduct. Built in 1860 of red sandstone, blue brick and iron.

Half a mile long with forty-eight stone arches and two wrought-iron girder bridges it crosses the River Dane and River Weaver in Northwich, Cheshire, England.

Industrial Stone Work.

Nantwich Square.

The new Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Architecture.

I thought a quick tour of the centre of my home town would be in order. One of its claims to fame is having one of the highest concentrations of listed buildings in England. The settlement dates back to Roman times when it produced salt for the Roman garrisons at Chester and Stoke-on-trent.

St Mary’s Church stands to the east of the town square. The oldest surviving building in the town, it dates back to the 14th century. One of the few buildings to survive a fire in December 1583 which destroyed most of the town to the east of the River Weaver.

The front of St Mary’s Church.

St Mary's Church front.

The Nantwich War Memorial on the town square with St Mary’s Church in the background.

Nantwich War Memorial.

Part of the square and some of the old buildings around it. St Mary’s Church is on the left side of the photo.

Town Square, Nantwich, Cheshire.