National Recording Project


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

James Hulbert, Statue, Fishmongers' Hall Garden


Type Statue

     Wigged, frock-coated and caped figure with walking stick. Double axe motifs on cape, which is itself fur edged. Fishmongers' cartouche o front face pedestal. Hulbert's lion-headed crossed armorial on rear cartouche.


South side: In Memory of / MR. JAMES HULBERT late / Citizen and Fishmonger / of London Deceased / The worthy Benefactor / Who Recommended (the) care / of building the Almeshouses / in this Square, to / URBAN HALL Esqs. ROBt. OXWICK and M. RICHARD WEST Members of (the) Said Company/ This Statue was Erected / in the year of Our Lord / 1724 East side (lower right): Rt. DASTON Fecit North side: The Wardens of the Wor. / Company of FISHMONGERS / LONDON, pursuant to the Wish / of Mr JAMES HULBERT who / departed this Life in (the) year / of his Primewardenship 1719 / Erected and Endowed the Twenty ALMESHOUSES / in this Square / For Twenty Poor Men & Women / ROBt. OXWICK Esq. Primewarden Mr. WILLIAM PROCTOR Mr. WILLIAM PARROT Mr. SAMUEL PALMER WARDENS Mr. SAMUEL WALTERS Mr. JOHN TOWERS Anno Dom 1724 On adjacent wall, three plaques, regarding change of site of the statue: 1) Regarding the original placement at St. Peter's Hospital, Newington within the area of the (20) houses built by his mugnificence was removed and re-erected on this spot Inscribed by order of court 1853 / BENJAMIN SHAW ESQ. / PRIMEWARDEN 2) THIS STATUE OF / JAMES HULBERT / WAS REMOVED FROM / ST. PETER'S HOSPITAL WANDSWORTH / TO / JESUS HOSPITAL BRAY / ON THE CLOSING OF THE FORMER HOSPITAL / 1923 3) THIS STATUE OF / JAMES HULBERT / WAS REMOVED FROM THE GROUND OF THE JESUS HOSPITAL / AND PLACED IN THIS GARDEN / IN MAY 1978

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Easton, Robert Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Marble (2 varieties) Base: c. 160 (h); statue: c. 180 (h)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
Structural condition
  • Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
Road None
Precise location Garden of Fishmongers' Hall
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

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Date of design None
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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