Truro, Free Library and Central Technical Schools

Upper stairs

Entries in grey are not obtained from documentary evidence, but are inferred from content, context, etc.

Date of manufacture and insertion
1899
Number of lights
3
Maker
Fouracre & Son
Main subject
  1. Badge of the Science and Art Department
  2. Arms of Lord Mount Edgcumbe
  3. Arms of Sir Charles Lemon
  4. Arms of Silvanus Trevail
  5. Seal of the Lord Warden of the Duchy of Cornwall
Subject type
Decorative
Notes
  1. Maker, subjects, insertion, Western Morning News p 5, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.

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Science and Art Department South Kensington

Top row, centre. The Science and Art Department was a department of the government that existed from to to promote education in art, science, technology and design in Britain and Ireland.

Middle row left. Arms of Sir Charles Lemon. The arms of Baronet Lemon of Carclew are argent on a chevron between three mullets gules an eagle displayed of the field (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 600. , London, Harrison & Sons).

Au plaisir fort de Dieu (At the mighty will of God).

Middle row centre. Arms of Lord Mount Edgcumbe. The arms of Edgcumbe are gules on a bend ermines cotised or, three boars’ heads couped argent (Burke , op. cit., p 314).

Virtus [est] vitium fugere (It is virtue to flee from vice)

Middle row, right. Arms of Silvanus Trevail, the architect of the building and mayor of Truro . The arms of Trevail of Cornwall are argent a fleur-de-lys sable (Burke , op. cit., p 1029 and Silvanus Trevail Society).

The seal of the Lord Warden of the Duchy of Cornwall

The seal of the Lord Warden of the Duchy alludes to the fact that Truro was the old stannary capital of Cornwall. The arms on the left-hand side are of the Duchy of Cornwall. The arms at the top may be of Prince Edward as Prince of Wales, who was Duke of Cornwall from to when he acceded to the throne as King Edward Ⅶ. The arms on the right-hand side may be those of his father, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha who, after his marriage to Queen Victoria, was granted his own arms consisting of the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom differenced with a three-point label bearing a red cross in the centre, quartered with the arms of Saxony. Prince Albert was Lord Warden of the Duchy of Cornwall from until his death in .