A blog commemorating the unique fusion of form and function of UK coal hole covers - Victorian urban street art at its finest.
Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Celebrity coalhole cover #2
This well worn Phoenix cover is in front of 32 Hamilton Road, Brighton. On the front of the house is a plaque commemorating the fact that Eric Gill, inventor of the Gills sans font, fine sculptor and sexual deviant, was born and lived at the house and would have trod upon the coal hole cover. (Although Wikipedia says he was born in Steyning).
In the neighbouring Brigden St there were several covers like this and also from Every and Newman.