Diamond Jubilee Panel
The terrace pf six two-storey houses is built of red brick with white painted stone courses at the levels of the base of the first floor windows and at their tops. The front doors of number 272 and 270 are adjacent at the middle of the terrace and in the upper part of the space above them between the first floor windows is this terracotta panel celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. It is square, with a little flourish containing the date above, the Queen's head in profile facing to the right within a circle with lettering. More lettering forms the outer border. The design bears a strong resemblance to a postage stamp.
The panels were available readymade in buff or red terracotta or in glazed ware.
The plaque was intended to mark Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and the date of the building of the terrace, 1897.
in a circle round the Queen's Head
in the top semi-circle: VICTORIA 60 YEARS QUEEN
in the lower semi-circle: OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND
Across the circle, left EMPRESS
right OF INDIA
in the border of the square
at the top: CANADA AUSTRALIA
at the base: GIBRALR MALTA CYPRUS EGYPT
to the left, upwards: AFRICA W.INDIES
to the right, downwards: N.ZEALAND BURMAH
in a small medallion between scrolls and above the square: 1897
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