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|ArtistMaker:||LANE and LEWIS|
|DescriptionOfPhoto:||view of dome and sculpture|
|Location:||On top of the dome above HSBC, 1 High Street|
|Street:||Baxtergate and High Street|
|ImageCopyright:||Sheffield Hallam University|
|Description: The figure is identical to one in Sheffield's High Street, which is sited on top of the Bradford and Bingley Offices.
Listed Building Grade II
Commission: York City and County Bank. (Messrs.Demaine and Brierley of York were the architects; Messrs. Anelay and Sons of Doncaster, the builders). Cost of building was £10,000. Plans for the building are held at the Doncaster Archives however they have no information on the statues. Beside the bank, the building also incorporated offices on High Street for a stockbroker, R.E.Clark, who had previously occupied a building on the site, and a shop on Baxtergate, which was subsequently used by the Home and Colonial Tea Co. 
Comment: Mercury was the god of trade, as well as being the messenger of the gods.
In 1912 the bank amalgamated with the London Joint Stock Bank and in 1921 a further amalgamation created the London Joint City and Midland Bank, which soon became the Midland Bank. In the late 1990's this was taken over and became the HSBC.
References:  e-mail from Helen Wallder at Doncaster Local Studies Library. 17th January 2003.