Dubrovnik: Gradski zvonik


Built in 1444, the Bell Tower with clock is right in the axis of the Placa. Standing 31 metres high, it is one of the symbols of the free city state. It was built by the local masters Grubacevic, Utisenovic and Radoncic. Prior to its construction, the clock was on the Rector’s Palace. The coloured brass face of the new clock with the hand showing the phases of the moon and the two human figures which strike the bell, were made by Luka, son of admiral Miho Zugrovic. A new plate with ciphers was made at a later date by the painter MAtko Juncic. The wooden figures were replaced by horses. In 1509, the noted bell-founder Ivan of Rab cast another bell with an epigraph by Ilija Lampridije Crijevic. Sadly hit by an earthquake and losing its stability, it leaned and became in danger of falling. It was therefore rebuilt in 1929 after the original drawings.


Repton: Priory Arch


At the entrance to Repton School is Priory Arch. Dating to the 13th century, the arch remains a survivor of the former Priory Gatehouse. The Priory was founded around 1172 and was dissolved at the time of the Reformation.


Priory Arch features a triple chamfered pointed arch, nook shafts, moulded capitals and is Grade I listed.

Melbourne: Methodist Church


One of five churches in the  market town of Melbourne in Derbyshire, the Methodist church was founded in 1870. The building is constructed of rock ashlar and features mullioned tracery windows and pointed arched doorways with corinthian columns. The church replaced an older chapel next door which was converted into a Sunday school.

Melbourne: Cemetery Chapels


The cemetery chapels of Melbourne were built in the 19th century c1860. The chapels are at right angels to each other with a central tower between them and constructed of rock faced ashlar.


The tower is topped by an octagonal turret with a slim banded spire.


The tower has a full width carriage arch through it and both chapels have Caernarvon arched door cases beneath the tower each having double doors (above right). The cemetery chapels are Grade II listed.

Kedleston: All Saint’s Church


The Church of All Saints is all that remains of the medieval village of Kedleston. Dating back to the 12th century, the church is built of sandstone. Having lived at Kedleston for over 700 years, the Curzon family had some of their stunning memorials in the church designed by famous designers including Robert Adam.

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The south doorway (above right) features beak heads, tympanum and arched zigzag

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Fine oak box pews in the chancel (above left) date to the 18th century


Richard De Curzon and his wife lie beneath a quatrefoil sunk into the floor. The Church of All Saints is Grade I listed.

Kedleston Hall Gardens


Integrated boat houses overlook the river and provide idyllic views across the estate.


The urn on a pedestal (background) is the Monument to Michael Drayton dating to circa 1760 and is Grade II* listed. The lion statue (foreground) is the work of Joseph Wilton which dates to circa 1760 and is also Grade II* listed.


Dating to circa 1775, the Hexagon Temple is thought to be the work of George Richardson and is Grade II* listed


Dating to 1770, the bridge was the design of Robert Adam. Grade I listed, water descends beneath the three arches into the middle lake of the grounds.