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Four continents

John Thomas & Daniel Maclise

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The 60 m high tower of the town hall is adorned with statues of the four continent, three of these were sculpted by John Thomas, and because of his death the fourth continent, Asia, was carved under the supervision of Daniel Maclise.

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South: Europe
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West: America
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North: Africa
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East: Asia

On the corners of the spire are four seven-foot angels

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Location (N 53°43'27" - W 1°51'38")

Item Code: gbyh085; Photograph: 27 July 2019
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