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ArtistMaker: not known
TitleOfWork: sculptural relief
DescriptionOfPhoto: view of main entrance
DateOfCreation: not known
Dimensions: Height: c. 100 cm; Width: 300 cm
Medium: limestone
Location: Howard Building, Central 6th Form College
AtoZReference: p.78 3D
Postcode: S65 1JJ
Street: Howard Street
TownOrVillage: Rotherham
AreaInTown: Town Centre
MetropolitanBorough: Rotherham
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: r028a
Description: Above the main entrance is a panel showing a groups of students and staff. Male and female students are showing studying architecture, painting and sculpture to the left. On the right hand side male students are studying engineering and technology skills. Between them is a fountain issuing water into a basin beneath which two cherubs sit reading large books. A stylised sunflower is carved on the blocks of stone to either side of the panel.
At street level on either side of the gate posts are carved the words:
The doors have two large metal door knockers in the shape of lion's heads.

Commission: details not known

Comment: The building was originally called the Rotherham College of Technology and Arts.

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