Central Fire Station
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Frank TORY AND SONS , DAVIES
Coats of arms
Exterior detail: Coat of Arms for the City of Sheffield. Location: Central Fire Station, Division Street. The building was transferred  to new premises on Carver Street and then again  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.
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Frank TORY AND SONS
Creator Dates - Active:
19th century ; 20th century
Stonemasons. Active in Sheffield.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Architecture -- England -- Sheffield
Architecture -- 1900-2000
Heraldry -- England (South Yorkshire)
Public art -- England -- Sheffield
Relief (Sculpture), English