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Pilton Street in 14th Century by Mark Power

  • from: Richard.Howe
  • uploaded: Aug 19, 2013
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The architect Mark Power produced this beautiful artwork of mediaeval Pilton Street as he had researched it in 1992. It shows the houses mostly South facing rather than the current East-West orientation and with long narrow plots devoted to agriculture. The scene is rural rather than urban, and there are oxen ploughing the field and wool drying racks on an islet within the winding River Yeo (bottom right), close to where the Sanders sheepskin factory was built later. The houses look thatched but the church has a more expensive material on its roof. Mark Power is most well known for his project The Shipping Forecast, and he has a practice in London. This artwork was a favour to the Museum of North Devon and features intriguing, almost ethereal, figures, produced by Mark with transfer technique onto the water colour landscape. Mark's father went to Barnstaple Grammar School and was also an architect, later designing Wrafton Laboratories in the 1970s.
Thanks to the Museum of North Devon

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