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The ceramic relief murals of

PHILIPPA THRELFALL

Buildings of Launceston & England

Year Completed : 1979

Size : 60cm x 3.7m (2ft x 12ft)

Client : Bristol & West Building Society

Location : 10A Broad Street, Launceston, Cornwall

Current Status : Not known

MURALWATCH - do you have any information about this missing mural?

Bristol & West sold the branches to Britannia Building Society. It is now Webbers Property Services. We would love to hear from anyone who might have seen this mural or possibly rescued it before the Bristol & West branch closed.

We modelled up a number of buildings of traditional vernacular character from all over the United Kingdom. These included a black and white inn and a semi-detached Victorian villa from Bristol - a thatched Devon long house - a Regency terraced house from Brighton – a Cotswold manor house – Almshouses from Essex – a ‘warm hat and cosy boots’ cottage from Herefordshire – a toll house from Buckinghamshire - Scottish castle - an Iron Age broch - a croft from the Outer Hebrides and a tenement block from Glasgow. We made flexible moulds of these carefully worked buildings. We were then able to make them and arrange them to form different designs. We included a small cartouche with a quote from the 19th century art critic John Ruskin: ‘When we build let us think that we build forever.’

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Present whereabouts of mural not known. MURALWATCH - We need YOUR help!
Do you have any information on this missing mural. Philippa would very much like to hear from you.