PMSA National Recording Project - South Yorkshire

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough

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ArtistMaker: WADE and TURNER
TitleOfWork: various heads including Queen Victoria
DescriptionOfPhoto: Eagle, Lion's head, Lord Palmerston?, young Queen Victoria ?
DateOfCreation: 1874
Dimensions: (from 45 cm high, 40 cm wide and 35 cm in depth)
Medium: sandstone
Location: The Queen's Hotel, Regent Street. (SE435407)
AtoZReference: p.13 5H
Postcode: S70 2HQ
Street: Regent and Eldon Streets
TownOrVillage: Barnsley
AreaInTown: Town Centre
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: b026f
Description: Above the windows of the ground floor are a number of carved portrait heads of Victorian men and women, including a young Queen Victoria. Also that of Henry Richardson, first Mayor of Barnsley, on the Eldon Street facade. These are from 45 cm high, 40 cm wide and 35 cm in depth. They cover the facades on both streets.
Above first floor level there is extensive floral decoration and lions heads and further less ornate carving above the second floor windows. A row of cherub heads appears below the balustrade at roof level.

Commission: The hotel was built for James Fox a local wine merchant.

Questions: We are trying to identify the various heads.

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