Street features and local detail

Fishgates at the Millennium Meadow

Screenshot - p24 Street Furniture and Lighting A-DFeatures and landmarks that are unique to the streets of Whitchurch include the specimen Gleditsia tree with seat surround outside the Town Hall, the clock and flag-pole on the Town Hall, the entrance gate to the Millennium Meadow (E), the water-wheel at the Silk Mill, the old Hovis sign outside One Stop [ed. Tesco Express] (C), the partially restored seed merchant’s sign on Church Street, weather vanes, pub signage (D) and the White Hart statue overlooking the centre roundabout.

Benches: modern version is solid and functional

Hanging baskets and window boxes on pubs, businesses and private dwellings, are appreciated by both residents and visitors and add colour and variety to the street scene.

Benches: traditional favourite all-metal delicate one

Local detail includes the various plaques on building frontages, such as the one on Lord Denning’s birthplace on Newbury Street and the one about the Salvation Army located over the Beehive Stores. Individual features, such as door knockers, boot scrapers and intricate patterns of manholes display local colour and character for the passer-by.