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

Monument to Lucas Factory

Summary

Type Sculpture

     A single slab of slate with a 120cm diameter circle of slate section set into the ground, with block paving circle 300cm diameter, by edge of large roundabout The Lucas factory was located to the north of this memorial on ground now closed for redevelopment. The texture varies across the stone from rough to smooth.
         

Inscriptions

(inscribed in roundel) 'JOSEPH LUCAS & SON/ 24 LITTLE KING ST. B'HAM/ TOM BOWLING LAMPWORKS. ' (inscribed around four faces) 'From small beginnings./ LUCAS/ INDUSTRIES/ LIMITED/ -ON THIS/ SITE JOSEPH/ LUCAS/ ESTABLISHED/ HIS FIRST/ WORKSHOP-/ C.1872'

Contributor details

Contributor Role
unknown, None ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole Slate 3m x 60cm x 1m

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WMbiBIxx238 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • None
Road New John Street
Precise location Junction of New John Street and Great King Street
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

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

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1994
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Joseph Lucas and Son
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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