Rickmansworth Lion And Eagle

WM reference
1170
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Current location

Three Rivers Council Office Gardens
Northway
Rickmansworth
Three Rivers
Hertfordshire
WD3 1RL
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 040 940
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

Junction with Uxbridge Rd
Ebury Rd
Rickmansworth
Three Rivers
Hertfordshire
England
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Brick plinth surmounted by a sculptured group of a lion with its paws holding down an eagle.

Inscription

THIS STATUE SCULPTURED BY / SIR WILLIAM REID DICK RA IN 1920 / AND DONATED BY THE PEOPLE OF RICKMANSWORTH / AS PART OF THE WAR MEMORIAL FOR THE / 1914-18 GREAT WAR ORIGINALLY STOOD IN EBURY ROAD. / ON 15TH APRIL 1978 IT WAS RE-ERECTED HERE / BY THE 1ST RICKMANSWORTH SCOUT GROUP / AS A QUEEN ELIZABETH II SILVER JUBILEE PROJECT / FOR RICKMANSWORTH / THIS PLAQUE WAS PRESENTED BY THE RICKMANSWORTH FINE ARTS SOCIETY

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Plinth
Condition: Undefined
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Brick
Listed?: No

History

Lion placed in storage 1940, because of the risk of bomb damage. In 1951 residents voted 486 to 215 in favour of its reinstatement on the memorial, and it remained there until May 1968, when it the memorial was dismantled because of road improvements. It was again in storage until 14 April 1978, when it was placed on the brick plinth.It was in further storage 1989-1991 while council offices were reconstructed, being reinstated on 7 March 1991.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Local Publication/Booklet 1991 E V Parrott: 'Rickmansworth's Lion and Eagle'

Reference

Carter Postcard Collection

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