National Recording Project


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

'Night' and 'Day' relief panels


Type Sculpture

     Carvings in high relief to right of main entrance to Town Hall building on projecting end bay of central block below first floor sash windows, in outer spandrels of pair of oeil de boeuf windows. The lefthand relief is 'Night', a leafy landscape with poppies, a moon and an owl. The righthand relief is 'Day', another leafy landscape, this time with a sun and flying duck. Breaking the centre of the entablature above the spandrels is a square framing a Wyvern in high relief. Between the oeil de boeuf windows is Leicester City Council's crest, also in high relief.


on stone tablet above and between oeil-de-boeuf windows: : LEICESTER : MUNICIPAL : BUILDINGS : / : THIS : MEMORIAL : STONE : / : WAS : LAID : BY : ALDERMAN : WILLIAM : KEMPSON : / : THE : MAYOR : OF : LEICESTER : / : ON : THE : 3RD : OF : AUGUST : A:D : 1874 :

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
relief panel Ketton stone h. 76 cm; w. 144 cm (each panel; est.)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
Structural condition
Road Municipal Square West
Precise location On Leicester Town Hall frontage, on the projecting end bay of the central block, in the outer spandrels of the paired oeil de boeuf windows
A-Z ref 4 D4 (1)
OS ref SK588043
Date of design None
Year of unveiling c.1876
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Leicester City Council
Duty of care Leicester City Council
Listing status II*
At risk? Not at risk

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