PMSA National Recording Project - South Yorkshire

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough

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ArtistMaker: not known
TitleOfWork: coat of arms and other carving
DescriptionOfPhoto: view of coat of arms
DateOfCreation: 1826
Dimensions: Height: c. 70 cm; Width: c. 100 cm
Medium: limestone
Location: Exterior of Rotherham Town Hall
AtoZReference: p.78 3D
Postcode: S60 2TH
Street: Moorgate Street
TownOrVillage: Rotherham
AreaInTown: Town Centre
MetropolitanBorough: Rotherham
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: r024b
Description: Elements from the Royal Coat of Arms; a lion and a unicorn about a Yorkshire Rose?. The rose is surrounded by the words 'Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense'. On a scroll beneath are the words: 'West Riding of Yorkshire'.
Above the coat of arms, at second floor level, there are two further carvings each about 70 cm in diameter. On the left are the scales of justice, and to the right the iron rods and fasces of a Roman Lictor. The latter became the symbol of power of a Roman magistrate.

Commission: The building was originally a Police Station and Courthouse. The Town Hall was moved there in May 1995. The fašade was left unchanged although substantial alterations took place throughout the rest of the building.

Comment: Rotherham has not had a purpose built Town Hall. In the 20th Century it used three buildings including the School of Science and Arts building on Effingham Street.

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