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

Diamond Jubilee Panel


Type Medallion

     The terrace pf six two-storey houses is built of red brick with white painted stone courses at the levels of the base of the first floor windows and at their tops. The front doors of number 272 and 270 are adjacent at the middle of the terrace and in the upper part of the space above them between the first floor windows is this terracotta panel celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. It is square, with a little flourish containing the date above, the Queen's head in profile facing to the right within a circle with lettering. More lettering forms the outer border. The design bears a strong resemblance to a postage stamp. The panels were available readymade in buff or red terracotta or in glazed ware.
          The plaque was intended to mark Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and the date of the building of the terrace, 1897.


in a circle round the Queen's Head in the top semi-circle: VICTORIA 60 YEARS QUEEN in the lower semi-circle: OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND Across the circle, left EMPRESS right OF INDIA in the border of the square at the top: CANADA AUSTRALIA at the base: GIBRALR MALTA CYPRUS EGYPT to the left, upwards: AFRICA W.INDIES to the right, downwards: N.ZEALAND BURMAH in a small medallion between scrolls and above the square: 1897

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Stanley's Brickworks of Nuneaton, None Designer

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
plaque buff terracotta 60cm x 60cm

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WOwoWOmg057 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Other
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road 270-272 Ombersley Road
Precise location above the front doors
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

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

Date of design 1897
Year of unveiling 1897
Unveiling details 1897
Commissioned by None
Duty of care owners of 270 and 272 Ombersley Road
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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