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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Lloyds Black Horse Emblem
at Fountain Square, Hanley
 

Location: On the left and right upper fašade of Lloyds TSB building, Fountain Square
Unveiling: c.1930's
Commissioned by: Lloyds Bank
 

 
Lloyds TSB building, Fountain Square
Lloyds TSB building, Fountain Square

 

the Lloyds emblem of the rearing black horse
the Lloyds emblem of the rearing black horse

 

Description:

Two identical roundels depicting the Lloyds emblem of the rearing black horse with the date 1677.

 

Background:

Charles Lloyd, from Wales, set up a banking business in Birmingham in 1677, which became the private bank of Taylors and Lloyds in 1765, changing its name to Lloyds and Company in 1853.

It adopted a London goldsmith's sign of a black horse as its symbol in 1884.


 

Materials:

Part of work

Material

Dimensions

Roundals

Plaster? painted black each 60cm diameter (approx)

 

 

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4 July 2008