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

Bryer's Frieze, Barbican, Aldersgate St.

Summary

Type Panel , Sculpture

     Frieze relief of 12 figures (and a cat) engaged in gold refining trade (medium relief) integrated into large concrete capped block mounted on brick plinth.
         

Inscriptions

On small plaque below right (in relief): THIS FRIEZE WAS REMOVED FROM NUMBER 53 AND 54 / BARBICAN WHEN IT WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1962 AND RE / ERECTED BY THE CORPORATION OF LONDON IN 1975 / NUMBER 53 AND 54 WERE THE PREMISES / OF W. BRYER & SONS GOLD REFINERS AND ASSAYERS / WHOSE TRADE IS DEPICTED IN THE FRIEZE. THE BUILDING / WAS ONE OF THE FEW WHICH SURVIVED WHEN THE AREA / WAS LARGELY DESTROYED BY INCENDIARY BOMBS IN / DECEMBER 1940

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Daymond, J. Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Relief Portland c. 450 x 150

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
CLCOL396 CL
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Accretions
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
Road Barbican, Aldersgate St.
Precise location Junction of Aldersgate St. and Fann St.
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

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

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1975
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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