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A splendid stucco door head in Stoke Newington Church Street

The stucco work includes dentil work (like teeth) inside the triangular pediment and below the canopy; a central mask with swags of flowers and fruit on either side; two elaborate Gibb’s brackets supporting the canopy, and an egg and dart moulding round the door. A drawing of this door appears in Dan Cruikshank’s splendid book, ‘The Art of Georgian Building’. Behind all this elaborate stucco is a simple lintel built into the brick wall.