Mermaid Corbels, St George's Public Baths and Wash-houses , Neate St.
Each of the two corbels, which support the corner pilasters of the entrance to the former public baths and wash-houses, is filled, in a whimsical nod towards the function of this part of the building, with a carving of a mermaid, her body and tail forming a U-shape as she clasps the lower part of her tail close to her head with a raised hand. Her other hand she places over her head and gazes downwards at the passer-by. Exotic marine foliage surrounds her, one large frond passing across the lower part of the relief, covering her below the navel and masking the junction of body and upturned tail.
|Part of work||Material||Dimensions|
|Carved Corbels||Portland Stone (or Hopton Wood Stone)||None|
PMSA recording information
|Precise location||Former Passmore Edwards North Camberwell Public Library and St George's Public Baths and Wash-houses (now **), 1901-02, by Maurice Adams, in association with William Oxtoby (Borough Engineer), on the corner with Neate Street - Neate St. Entrance|
Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.
|Date of design||1901-2|
|Year of unveiling||None|
|Duty of care||None|
|At risk?||No known risk|