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TitleOfWork: 'Ionic Columns' (also called 'Matthew, Mark, Luke and John')
DescriptionOfPhoto: View of columns
DateOfCreation: 1870's
Medium: sandstone
Location: In the middle of Locke Park. (SE434405)
AtoZReference: p.23 2F/G
Street: Park Road
TownOrVillage: Barnsley
AreaInTown: Locke Park
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: b035a
Description: Four large ionic self-standing columns installed in a line by the path in the middle of the Park.

Commission: The columns originally stood as part of the front of Commercial Buildings, on what is now called Royal Street. The buildings housed the Post Office. The facade of Commercial Buildings was altered extensively in the 1870's and the Council bought the columns and installed them in Locke Park which was developed between 1862 and 1877. [1]

References: [1] Letter from Carole Clark, Area Forum Officer, Barnsley MBC. 8th March 2002.

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