Rickmansworth Lion And Eagle
Three Rivers Council Office Gardens,Northway,Rickmansworth,Three Rivers,Hertfordshire,WD3 1RL,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 040 940
Ebury Rd,Rickmansworth,Three Rivers,Hertfordshire,England
OS Grid Ref.: Unknown
Brick plinth surmounted by a sculptured group of a lion with its paws holding down an eagle.
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
Subject / Period
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown
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.
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Trust fund / scholarship
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A
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See also our ref 1169
Local Publication/Booklet 1991 E V Parrott: 'Rickmansworth's Lion and Eagle'
Carter Postcard Collection
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