Monday, 14 February 2011

Spes Super Sydera

Hope above the stars, in case you were wondering; the motto of Trinity House School. So what is this rather ornate crest doing on a decrepit old building that is slowly sinking into the river? A bit of research reveals that this is the old buoy shed used by Trinity House who are responsible for navigation and lighthouses around the coast of the UK. It's a grade 2 listed (listing?) building put up in 1901 now used appropriately, given its precarious position, by a diving company. The swan-necked crane was presumably used for lifting old buoys out of the river.

1 comment:

  1. Just to let you know that as an 'old boy' of the school, you have the wrong translation of Trinity House School motto.
    The correct translation of Spes Super Sydera is Hope BEYOND The Stars and not Hope Above the Stars as it is written on this web site :)