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Picture of Seahorse Stonework taken in Sheffield.

Can you guess where this is? Chances are that if you've lived in Sheffield then you've passed this many, many times.

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Picture of Seahorse Stonework taken in Sheffield.

Can you guess where this is? Chances are that if you've lived in Sheffield then you've passed this many, many times.

I know but I don't want to spoil the challenge.

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I know but I don't want to spoil the challenge.

Well played.

I'm trying to find out why it is there? Bit of an unusual representation.

Can't find anything so far - any ideas?

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Well played.

I'm trying to find out why it is there? Bit of an unusual representation.

Can't find anything so far - any ideas?

Just done a bit of web research and I can find no reference to that particular carving :(

More I look at the picture more it looks like a cross between a dragon & a seahorse mmm

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No correct guesses other than GrinderBloke who PM'd me the correct answer.

This brilliantly carved Sea Horse actually appears on the keystone of the doorway to the Town Hall!

Still can't find any reasoning as to why the designer would have carved a Sea Horse into the dorrway of the Town Hall of Sheffield!

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Well played.

I'm trying to find out why it is there? Bit of an unusual representation.

Can't find anything so far - any ideas?

Dragons are used to represent the elements Earth, Air, Fire and Water.

The reliefs either side of the dragon, Steam and Electricity need these elements to function.

Some more pictures here ..... F W Pomeroy

Thats my theory anyway, deejayone

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