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ArtistMaker: stonemason not known (archt: REEVES)
TitleOfWork: coat of arms
DescriptionOfPhoto: coat of arms
DateOfCreation: 1861
Dimensions: Width: 240
Medium: sandstone
Location: Above the entrance to J.D.Wetherspoon's 'The Courthouse Station' pub, 24 Regent Street. (SE435407)
AtoZReference: p.13 5H
Postcode: S70 2HG
Street: Regent Street
TownOrVillage: Barnsley
AreaInTown: Town Centre
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: b025b
Listed Building Grade II

Description: The Royal Coat of Arms, a virtually free-standing sculpture, located on the lintel above the entrance to this Italianate building, currently a pub. The width is 240 cm. and the carved stone has been painted. There are some missing elements: one of the lion's paws and the unicorn's hoof are no longer in place.
On the base below the carved stone are the words: 'DIEU ET MON DROIT'

Commission: Built as a courthouse.

Comment: The building has had an extremely varied history. In the late1860's the Courthouse was re-built further up Regent Street so that the Sheffield, Manchester and Lincolnshire Railway could take over the building. Their railway station was behind this building which re-opened as a booking hall for passengers in May 1870. The station remained open until 1960. The building also housed a Post Office (1870-1892), an auctioneers (1892-1903), a furnishing business (1903-1905), a wholesalers (1905-1931) and a dancehall (1961-). [1]

References: [1] Tasker, E.G. 'Barnsley Streets' Vol. 1, 1974

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