National Recording Project


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

Sir Robert Bentley Todd, Statue, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill


Type Statue

     Todd, a standing bare-headed figure in robes, points with his right hand to a document held in his left hand. At his feet are some books. The marble base is raised on a cylindrical pedestal and square step, all of the same material.
     The statue was originally erected in the Great Hall of the old King's College Hospital, near Lincoln's Inn Fields. First erected 1863, inside the Hospital's Great Hall, in the Strand. Moved here with the Hospital 1913. Of course Noble did not select his stone for life in the open air but the statue is terribly worn.
     Todd (1809-60) was one of the founders of the hospital in 1839.


In incised blackened letters in recessed panel, on front of cylindrical pedestal: ROBERT BENTLEY TODD. F.R.C.P. F.R.S. / 1809 – 1860

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Noble, Matthew Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Marble Life-size
Base (including base, pedestal and step) Marble c. 178 (h)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Poor
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Accretions
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Road Denmark Hill
Precise location King's College Hospital. In the courtyard in front of the Ruskin Wing, close to the pavement.
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1862
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details 1863
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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