Public Monuments and Sculpture in Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle-under-Lyme
Public Monuments and Sculpture in Stoke-on-Trent & Newcastle-under-Lyme
 

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Egyptian motifs on former cinema
at Church Street, Stoke
 

Location: 37/38 Church Street, Stoke - On the upper fašade of this former cinema; now almost derelict but ground floor is occupied
Date of installation
: c.1930s
Architect: unknown
 


 


37/38 Church Street, Stoke - the upper fašade of this former cinema is now almost derelict
Whole building, motif included, is very dirty and in an advanced state of decay


 

Description:

This 1930s cinema has a decorative relief cartouche on the centre of the upper fašade. The cartouche is a winged circle flanked by a pair of cobras, the motif is Egyptian, the circle representing the sun.
 



This 1930s cinema has a decorative relief cartouche on the centre of the upper fašade.
The cartouche is a winged circle flanked by a pair of cobras, the motif is Egyptian, the circle representing the sun.





The facing of second storey fašade has almost gone leaving a
few pieces of sculptural decoration as evidence that more once existed

 

Photos: Feb 2006

 

 

   

Materials:

Part of work

Material

Dimensions

Relief

Artifical stone?, white colouring, also painted white 60cm high x 200cm wide x 8cm deep approx

 

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questions/comments/contributions? email: Steve Birks

22 February 2006