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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Queen Victoria Memorial, Warwick Gardens

Summary

Type Medallion , Relief , Shaft

     Half way up the shaft is a band of stone. On the north side is a circular integral plaque with a moulded border which contains a profile head portrait of Queen Victoria looking east. She wears a necklace, a small crown and drapery(?) around her head. Arthur Byron, London Statues. LCC, Outdoor Memorial in London, 1910.
         

Inscriptions

On bronze plaque attached to north face of pedestal: IN MEMORY OF/ HER MOST GRACIOUS/ MAJESTY/ QUEEN VICTORIA/ BORN IN KENSINGTON PALACE/ 24TH MAY 1819/ THIS COLUMN/ WAS ERECTED BY/ THE INHABITANTS OF/ THE ROYAL BOROUGH/ OF KENSINGON/ 1904/ LEWIS H. ISAACS MAYOR On bottom left: W. CHAMBERS LEETE/ TOWN CLERK On bottom rear: H.L. FLORENCE/ ARCHITECT Below the portrait: VICTORIA QUEEN AND EMPRESS

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Florence, H.L. Architect

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Plinth Pink granite 76x218x175
Pedestal Pink granite None
Shaft Pink granite The entire monument is 11.5 m. high
Capital, base of shaft, base around shaft Pentalicus marble None
Frame moulding Bronze None
Plaque and wreath Bronze 65x25x115

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
CLKC047 CL
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Biological growth
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
  • Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
Vandalism
Road Warwick Gardens
Precise location Warwick Gardens, north end of central island
A-Z ref 75 3H
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1904
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details 19.10.1904
Commissioned by Inhabitants of Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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