National Recording Project


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

"Fame" (Statue), Reuters and Press Association Building, 85, Fleet St.


Type Statue

     Allegorical statue of Fame.
     Letter in the Reid Dick Papers (Tate Gallery Archive) from E.Lutyens to W.Reid Dick, Jan.8th 1938 - "I have this morning received confirmation that the Press Association agreed to your charge of £1,200.0.0 for the centre figure for the new building in Fleet St. I will let you have drawings with dimensions as soon as you are ready to start your model". The Reid Dick Papers also contain estimates for casting the figure from A.B.Burton of Thames Ditton and the Morris Singer Company, and a letter from Lutyens's secretary (Sept.12th 1938) telling Reid Dick that the Building Committee have approved the cost of gilding the statue of £100.0.0. The figure was originally on the parapet at the top of the buildingl, but has been brought down to a position inside the entrance archway

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Lutyens, Edwin Landseer Architect
Dick, William Reid Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Bronze 200 (h)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
Structural condition
Road Fleet St.
Precise location Reuters and Press Association Building, 85, Fleet St.
A-Z ref 141 J8
OS ref None

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Date of design 1934-38
Year of unveiling 1938
Unveiling details 1938
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? Not at risk

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