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ArtistMaker: not known
TitleOfWork: four female figures
DescriptionOfPhoto: view of building beneath dome
DateOfCreation: before 1898
Medium: stone
Location: Located on the ledge at the top of HSBC, 1 High Street
AtoZReference: p.32 6D
Postcode: DN1 1EE
Street: High Street and Baxtergate
TownOrVillage: Doncaster
AreaInTown: Town Centre
MetropolitanBorough: Doncaster
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: d026a
Description: Four semi-clothed classical figures. Two on the ledge overlooking Baxtergate, two overlooking High Street.
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 the building was 10,000. Plans for the building are held at the Doncaster Archives, however these contain 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. [1]

Comment: 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: [1] e-mail from Helen Wallder at Doncaster Local Studies Library. (17th January 2003)

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