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

Statuette of Ethelfloeda, Queen of the Mercians

Summary

Type Sculpture

     Imaginary portrait of Ethelfloeda, standing, dressed in period costume, holding a sceptre in both hands and wearing a crown.
         

Inscriptions

(i) around upper zone of circular pedestal: - front: ETHELFLOEDA - rear: EDITH GITTINS 1845 - 1910 (ii) on brass plaque affixed to rear wall at left of statuette: ETHELFLEDA [sic] WAS THE DAUGHTER / OF KING ALFRED THE GREAT AND AS / A LEADER OF MERCIA SHE REPELLED / THE DANES FROM LEICESTER IN 918 A.D. / THIS BRONZE STATUETTE IS A REPLICA / OF THE FORMER ETHELFLEDA DRINKING / FOUNTAIN ERECTED ON VICTORIA PARK / IN 1922 AND PAID FOR FROM / MONEY LEFT BY EDITH GITTINS / 1845 - 1910 WHO WAS WELL KNOWN / LOCALLY FOR HER GENEROUS PUBLIC SERVICE.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Fletcher, Benjamin John Sculptor
Newport, Jack Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
statuette bronze, brown patinated h.[inc. socle] 61 cm; w. 15.5 cm; d. 12 cm
pedestal stone and concrete h. 103 cm; circumf. 169.5 cm

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
LE085TC EM
General condition Good
Surface condition
Structural condition
Vandalism
Road Hotel Street
Precise location City Rooms; in the lobby to the right of the stairs
A-Z ref 4 C4 (1)
OS ref SK586044
Date of design 1979
Year of unveiling 1990
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Leicester City Council
Duty of care Leicester City Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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