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

Architectural Decoration, 39, Harrington Gardens


Type Coat of Arms , Panel , Sculpture

     Sailing ship on top of stepped brick gable. The coat of arms is supported by two seated putti, in profile, facing inwards. Each holds a bird by the neck. The birds are between the putti and the shield. The putto on the left feeds his bird. Acanthus leaves on top. Survey of London, XLII.


On plaque on fa├žade to left of door: LCC/ SIR/ W.S./ GILBERT/ 1836-1911/ Dramatist/ Lived/ here

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Peto, Ernest George Architect
Peto Bros., None Builder

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sailing ship Stone None
Coat of arms in panel Yellow stone c. 60x150
Grotesque decoration Yellow stone None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
  • Other
Structural condition
Road Harrington Gardens
Precise location 39, Harrington Gardens (above and around entrance and on top of pediment)
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

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Date of design 1882-83 (house)
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by W.S. Gilbert
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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