Detail View: SHIMMER: Central Fire Station

Title: 
Central Fire Station
Creation Date: 
1929
Image Date: 
2001
Period: 
20th century
Start Date: 
1928
End Date: 
1929
Location: 
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Country: 
ENGLAND, UK
Display Creator: 
Frank TORY AND SONS , DAVIES
Terms: 
Coats of arms
Image ID: 
01-2129
Description: 
Exterior detail: Coat of Arms for the City of Sheffield. Location: Central Fire Station, Division Street. The building was transferred [1988] to new premises on Carver Street and then again [2009] to a purpose-built building on Arundel Gate. This building has been converted to a pub. Description: Coat of Arms of the City of Sheffield. The figure of Vulcan is on the right holding pincers, with an anvil behind him and Thor is on the left with a long handled hammer (looking more like an axe). The arms are enclosed on either side by the axe and bundle of rods of a Roman lictor. The date appears at the upper corners above a lion and a gryphon's head. Two Sum motifs appear at first floor level to the left and right of the main facade. The inscription reads: "Deo adjuvante labor proficit" Sheffield's motto which translates roughly as "With God's help our labour is successful" Commission: Sheffield City Council.
Rights: 
© Sheffield Hallam University
Permissions: 
For educational use only. This image may be used in print or digital materials provided that full acknowledgment is given, expressed as follows: " © < insert details from the 'Rights' field >. Photographed by < insert details from the 'Photographed by' field >."
Photographed by: 
Dave Ball
Creator: 
Frank TORY AND SONS
Creator Dates - Active: 
19th century ; 20th century
Creator Role: 
Stonemasons. Active in Sheffield.
Nationality: 
British.
Creator: 
DAVIES, W.G.
Creator Role: 
City Architect.
Nationality: 
British.
Subject Heading: 
Fire stations
Subject Heading: 
Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Subject Heading: 
Architecture -- England -- Sheffield
Subject Heading: 
Architecture -- 1900-2000
Subject Heading: 
Heraldry -- England (South Yorkshire)
Subject Heading: 
Public art -- England -- Sheffield
Subject Heading: 
Relief (Sculpture), English