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Three Ships Mural, Hull

A Historic England spokesperson said:

"The 'Three Ships' glass mosaic mural on the former BHS store at 32-38 Jameson Street, Hull was commissioned by the Co-operative Society in 1961. It was designed by Wolverhampton artist Alan Boyson to adorn the new co-operative store, along with an interior fish mural. The scheme was chosen to reflect the city's maritime heritage.

The mural is a distinctive landmark and is on Hull City Council’s local buildings list. We assessed the mural for listing and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport agreed with our advice that while the mural has its merits, it falls short of the high bar for listing post-war public art so will not be added to the National Heritage List for England.

We recognise the importance of post-war heritage in Hull and across England; last year we helped secure a Grade II listing for Hull University’s distinctive Gulbenkian Centre by renowned theatre architect Peter Moro and recently added 47 pieces of post-war public art across England to the List. Although the ‘Three Ships’ mural will not be added to the List we hope it will remain a part of Hull’s streetscape."

4 November 2016

"The request to review the listing decision is still under consideration by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport."

6 June 2017

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