National Recording Project


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

The Portico


Type Building

     Free standing portico with four pillars with Ionic capitals supporting a flat slab.
     At the time it was set up, the Portico was criticised because it was considered out of keeping with the buildings nearby and with the entrance to what had once been the medieval Friary (which had been exposed by excavations during 1933). It came from Shenstone Court, home of Sir Richard Powell Cooper, who donated the Friary to the city during his lifetime. The Court was demolished in 1935, when the portico was purchased by the City Council.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
unknown, None ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
portico columns and steps stone 6m high x 4.78m wide x 3.08m deep
roof and entablature wood None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
STliLIlb022 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
  • Other
Structural condition
  • Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
  • Loose elements
  • Replaced parts
  • Surface damage
Road The Friary
Precise location The Friary Garden, near the junction of the Friary and Bird Street
A-Z ref 100 A2
OS ref None

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

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1937
Unveiling details 1937
Commissioned by Purchased by Lichfield City Council
Duty of care Lichfield City Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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