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ArtistMaker: GILMOUR (of Sheffield)
TitleOfWork: 'Queen Victoria'
DescriptionOfPhoto: view from below
DateOfCreation: 1888
Medium: sandstone
Location: On top of the Old Town Hall building.
AtoZReference: p.78 2D
Street: Effingham Street
TownOrVillage: Rotherham
AreaInTown: Town Centre
MetropolitanBorough: Rotherham
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: r033c
Location: On top of the Old Town Hall building. This was originally built as the School of Science and Art

Description: A middle aged Queen Victoria stands, crown on head, at roof level above the archway into this building. She has a sceptre in one hand and an orb in the other. The stone is a different colour to that of the building.

Commission: This School of Science and Art was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. The total cost of the building was 2,500 and the money raised by public subscription. It was opened by Earl Fitzwilliam. [1] The architect was E.I. Hubbard.

Comment: There is a mosaic of Rotherham's coat of arms on the floor of the arcade inside the building.

References: [1] Rotherham Advertiser: 30th March 1889, p.5.

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