Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield Hallam University
PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD

not known
angel blowing a trumpet, 1900
Totley Brook Road and Bushey Wood Road.
stone


Location:
On the gable end of the Ellen Carter Almshouses facing Totley Brook Road. At the junction between Totley Brook Road and Bushey Wood Road. (A-Z p.121 3F)

Description:
A carved stone panel showing, in relief, an angel blowing a trumpet.
A plaque on the Bushey Wood Road facade reads:
"ALMS HOUSES,
IN MEMORY
OF
ELLEN CARTER
1900."

Commission:
The almshouses were built to commemorate the mother of Christopher Carter, a director of Carter, Milner and Bird; the Sheffield brewery company, which made Jubilee Stout, and which was eventually taken into the Bass group. Each director contributed 1000 towards the cost of the almshouses. [1]

Comment:

The descendants of Christopher Carter still maintain the three almshouses which were originally intended for workers of Carter, Milner and Bird who were in need.

References:
1 Dore to Door internet edition August 2001. http://www.dorevillage.co.uk/doretodooraut01/localhistoryaut01.htm [Last visited 9/10/2001]


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