PGPT311 and 315
Date: 1907 and 1893
Source: catalogue of Gunton Bros and photograph by Sarah Cocke
Gunton Bros of Costessey (see Guide book 2009 p11) prospered from the early 19c when the firm was employed to repair the medieval Costessey Hall. They found that the moulded bricks and windows etc that they made in the ‘medieval’ style were popular throughout the country, so they produced catalogues from which it has been possible to identify many of the bricks, both red and white, found in the garden. PGPT311 shows p11 of the 1907 catalogue, illustrating a set of ‘patriotic’ chimneys, with designs of an English rose (reflecting chimneys at Hampton Court), between the Scottish thistle and the Irish shamrock. PGPT310, 313/4 show examples set into the walls of the garden.
PGPT315 is a photograph of a set of these chimneys, together with other Gunton chimneys, on a house in Chapelfield North. The house is dated 1891.