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Henry Rice: Liskeard's Foremost Victorian Architect

Parts of Liskeard prospered in Victorian times. Henry Rice, an architect at the time has left a lasting impression on Liskeard.

"The Henry Rice Album" (by George Vaughan-Ellis et al) has now been published on behalf of Stuart House Trust (Arts and Heritage Centre). The Henry Rice Album contains many colour pictures (mainly by John L. Rapson and Eileen Crouch), a wealth of information about Henry Rice's work, and particularly it's impact on Liskeard and identifies over one hundred Henry Rice buildings.

Also included in the album is a chronology of Rice's life, and details of classical architectural features, and "Ricean" adaptations.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Victorian architectural history of Liskeard "The Henry Rice Album" is available, while stocks last, (price 8.00) from Stuart House, Barras Street, Liskeard and The Book Shop, Barras Street Liskeard.


My involvement in the "Henry Rice Album" has been typesetting and design realisation using Adobe InDesign CS5. The slide show presented here shows pictures I have taken of Henry Rice buildings (I am not a photogrphic contributor to the Henry Rice Album).

01/12 The Fountain and The Parade.
02/12 Classically designed buildings.
03/12 The Museum, Forrester's Hall and other buildings by Henry Rice. The clock tower is partially attributed to Henry Rice. The Clock Tower does not lean in a way that the photo might suggest.
04/12 H. E. Goldsworthy.
05/12 Vacant premises with curved display windows and mosaic tiling at entrances. Liskeard is not perhaps as prosperous as it once was. A problem or an opportunity?
06/12 Taste Cornwall. The shop front is modern, but the building is by Henry Rice.
07/12 Dean Street.
08/12 Dean Street.
09/12 Westbourne House
10/12 Varley Terrace.
11/12 Dean Street.
12/12 Windsor Place, has several buildinngs by Rice. The shop pictured is not the most impressive Henry Rice building in Windsor Place, and has been greatly altered.

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