National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

The Black Friar, Relief, Pocock St.


Type Relief

     A relief comprising a stylised representation of a blackfriar - in this case literally, as he is represented with African facial features - riding on a donkey. In his right hand he holds a crop and in his left a walking stick with a T-shaped handle. Behind the riding figure is a stylised representation of water, presumably the Thames. The relief overall is in the approximate shape of a cross superimposed on a rectangle, the friar's head and donkey's front legs forming the extremes of the vertical axis and the donkey's head and tail, emphasised by the background of the river, the horizontal axis of the cross.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Copnall, Edward Bainbridge Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Relief None 443 (h) (?)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
Structural condition
Road Pocock St.
Precise location Friars House, 157-168 Blackfriars Road, on the corner with Pocock Street. On the Pocock Street elevation, above the corner entrance
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1958
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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