Bank Of England- St Christopher Statue

Our reference
11775
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 11 November 1921
  • Dedicated : 11 November 1921
  • Rededicated : 20 October 1948

Current location

Bank of England,Threadneedle St,City,City Of London,Greater London,EC2R 8AH,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 326 811
Denomination: Unknown

Description

Three-stepped STONE BASE SURMOUNTED BY BRONZE STATUE OF ST CHRISTOPHER (patron saint of the Bank) CARRYING THE INFANT CHRIST. BASE BEARS THREE BRONZE plaques OF NAMES AND A BRONZE CROSS set into its front. Bronze wreath on ground in front of base

Inscription

TO THE COMRADES WHO, AT DUTY'S CALL, CROSSED THE DARK WATERS TO THE FURTHER SHORE 1914-1919./ (Names) TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO CROSSED THE SAME WATERS 1939-1945.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 71
Served and returned: 0
Died: 71
Exact count: no
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Base
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 1050mm
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Component

Cross
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 2400mm
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Plaques
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 11 November 1921
Attended by: MR M NORMAN GOVERNOR- BANK OF ENGLAND 1921

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 11 November 1921
Attended by: REV E E HOLMES ARCHDEACON

Ceremony

Rededicated
Date: 20 October 1948
Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Stepney

History

1948: Bronze wreath placed at front, and WW2 bronze plaque added.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: WW1: Just over £2000 was raised, which paid for the endowment of the hospital bed and for the statue.

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: ENDOWMENT OF BED IN GUY'S HOSPITAL (Astley Cooper Ward)

Sponsorship

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

Responsibility of

THE BANK OF ENGLAND

Notes

'The Old Lady' Mar. 1949 Memorial Supplement (not on file). There was a similar supplement after WW1.

Reference

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK pp.30-31 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK

Reference

A DOMESTIC HISTORY OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND by HENNESSY, ELIZA pp.365-368 Published:C U P 1992

Reference

The Times 12 Nov. 1921 p.6 col.e

Reference

LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN p.120 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON

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