Friday, 24 October 2008

Becklow Road, W12

Victorian schools are being converted into flats all over London. This one, in Acton, has a nice bit of carvery on the front in the Decorated style with lots of vegetative matter sprouting over it.
At the centre is an angel bringing the benefits of education to a group of children. She is labelled 'Scientia' or knowledge.
The frame and plaque look oddly unconnected, as if the carvings had been chosen from a mail-order catalogue and incorporated into the building to add a touch of class.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Isn't this the old Victoria Junior School in Becklow Road, Shepherds Bush, not Acton, converted to flats in the 90s?