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.’
Lat/Long : 50.636944, -4.360537
Present whereabouts of mural not known. MURALWATCH - We need YOUR help!