AE.. painted in the quarry
Modern.. in situ..
I do find it rather difficult to see how a quarry man would have known exactly where to position the artwork on the block in such a way that it would be JUST wholly visible once the block was installed.
If the entrance gables are anything to go by, there may well be another one or even two layers of gable blocks above what we now see.
The blocks , according to the drawings that I have seen are of random widths . I feel that this is with good engineering reason and by design.
So a quarry man may have known the intended position of the block relative to the others in one layer . but not which layer.. and it's exact relationship with the sidewalls. It all depends on how well informed the quarry men were..
Post Edited (17-Jul-14 19:58)