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

Bear and Ragged Staff

Summary

Type Coat of Arms

     A sculpture of the Bear and Staff from the Warwickshire Coat of Arms. The white bear stands on a blue and white striped ground and has a golden chain and muzzle. Above the window is a sculpture of a crown, also part of the County Coat of Arms. A second, transposed, version of the work is just visible through the arch on the back wall of the courtyard.
     The earliest of the timber buildings date from the foundation of the Guild of St George in Warwick in 1383. In 1545 the guild members avioded the closure of their guild as the monasteries had been by creating a town corporation and gifting their buildlings as the Burgesses Hall.(2) In 1571, Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester received the buildings from the burgess and set it up as a hospital for old soldiers.(1)
    

Inscriptions

None.

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Bear ? Wood or plastic painted 100cm high x 50cm wide approx.
Crown ? Wood or plastic painted 60cm square approx.

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WAwaWAxx020 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
Vandalism
  • None
Road High Street
Precise location Lord Leicester Hospital, above arched entrance to courtyard
A-Z ref None
OS ref SP280647
Date of design None
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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