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. Seal of the Lord Warden of the Duchy of Cornwall
Subject type
Decorative
Notes
  1. Maker, subjects, insertion, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  1. Top row, centre: badge of the Science and Art Department, South Kensington. This was a department of the government that existed from to to promote education in art, science, technology and design in Britain and Ireland.
  2. Middle row, left: arms of Sir Charles Lemon
  3. Middle row, centre: arms of Lord Mount Edgcumbe
  4. Middle row, right: unidentified emblem or arms (argent, a fleur-de-lys sable?) and motto (Virtus vitium fugere)
  5. Bottom row, centre: seal of the Lord Warden of the Duchy of Cornwall, an allusion to the fact that Truro was the old stannary capital of Cornwall.