SJ8649 : Atlas Figures (Sculpture ) at Burslem Town Hall

taken 12 years ago, near to Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

Atlas Figures  (Sculpture ) at Burslem Town Hall
Atlas Figures (Sculpture ) at Burslem Town Hall
Location: On the clock tower of the Old Town Hall, Market Place, Burslem
Installed: 1854-57
Commissioned by: Burslem Urban District Council
Architect: George Thomas Robinson

The clock tower on the Old Town Hall is supported by eight identical Atlas figures, two on each corner. The figures have naked torsos, their lower body and legs have been replaced by a large scroll-like feature, their arms reach up over their heads to support the bell tower. The town hall has been described has having a, 'Bulgy clock tower [with] lofty caryatids in a forest of muscular elbows.'

The Old Town Hall can be seen on the following picture:- LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
January 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 February, 2007
Category
Sculpture   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 869 499 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.7721N 2:11.8113W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 869 499
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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