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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Faces and Foliate Decoration
at corner of Pall Mall, Hanley
 

Location: On the fašade of building at corner of Pall Mall
Unveiling: 1896
 

  Corner of Pall Mall and Piccadilly
Corner of Pall Mall and Piccadilly
the six semi circular relief panels above the windows on the middle story can be seen

1896 date stone foliage and scrolls above entrance
1896 date stone foliage and scrolls above entrance

 

Description:

This building has six semi circular relief panels on the middle storey. Three of the panels depict faces within a design of foliage and scrolls, one shows a shield amid foliate decoration, and the other two have only foliate forms. They have the appearance of the terracotta panels that appear on many late Victorian buildings however unusually these panels are made from sculpted brickwork.

 

One of three of the panels with a face within a design of foliage and scrolls
One of three of the panels with a face within a design of foliage and scrolls

One of three of the panels with a face within a design of foliage and scrolls
One of three of the panels with a face within a design of foliage and scrolls

 

this face very much in a 'green man' style
One of three of the panels with a face within a design of foliage and scrolls
this face very much in a 'green man' style
 

one of two panels with only foliate forms
one of two panels with only foliate forms
 

this panel shows a shield with stylised fish  decoration
this panel shows a shield with stylised fish  decoration
the shield has three fleur-de-leys

 

Materials:

Part of work

Material

Dimensions

Semi-circular panels

carved brick 60cm high x 200cm wide x 5cm deep approx

photos: Steve Birks

 

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questions/comments/contributions? email: Steve Birks

3 July 2008