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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Ornamentation and faces
at Percy Street, Hanley
 

Location: Building fašade 15-23 Percy Street
Unveiling: c. late 19th century
 

  building corner of Percy Street and Stafford Lane
building corner of Percy Street and Stafford Lane
 

below a corner window bay is a terracotta moulding of a continuous strand of rope which forms a pattern of Stafford Knots in shields
below a corner window bay is a terracotta moulding of a continuous strand
of rope which forms a pattern of Stafford Knots in shields

 

Description:

This building has several different decorative terracotta panels.

On the first storey fašade between shop frontages there are two panels depicting Green-Man type faces, and two depicting snow drop-type flowers around a shield. On the upper fašade are several identical panels with a garland and the lettering 'O G & Co.'.

The building occupies a corner site, and below a corner window bay is a terracotta moulding of a continuous strand of rope which forms a pattern of Stafford Knots.

On the upper fašade are several identical panels with a garland and the lettering 'O G & Co.'
On the upper fašade are several identical panels with a garland and the lettering 'O G & Co.'

 

On the first storey fašade between shop frontages there are two panels depicting Green-Man type faces,      On the first storey fašade between shop frontages there are two panels depicting Green-Man type faces,
On the first storey fašade between shop frontages
there are two panels depicting Green-Man type faces,


two panels depicting snow drop-type flowers around a shield  two panels depicting snow drop-type flowers around a shield
two panels depicting snow drop-type flowers around a shield
 

flower & scroll decoration on top of a cast iron column between two shops
flower & scroll decoration on top of a
cast iron column between two shops

 

Materials:

Part of work

Material

Dimensions

Reliefs with faces

Terracotta?, painted grey 25cm high x 25cm wide x 3cm deep approx
Reliefs with plants Terracotta?, painted grey 25cm high x 60cm wide x 3cm deep approx
Reliefs with garland and company logo Terracotta, red 60cm high x 90cm wide x 3cm approx

 

 

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4 July 2008