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Plaque: Bagnigge House


S. T. {between and slightly above these letters is a Greek cross.}
This is Bagnigge House. Neare the Pindera Wakefeilde, 1680.

This plaque apparently was removed from the house when it was demolished; Ornamental Passions says it came off a garden entrance. The face above is keystone-shaped and could have ornamented a gateway. We have found no explanation for the "S. T." and cross. The Pinder of Wakefield was a noted local inn. "Pinder" means "keeper of a pound". The Pinder of Wakefield is a character who appears in ballads and plays and Wikipedia.

Site: Bagnigge House (1 memorial)

WC1, King's Cross Road, 61-63

Our colleague, Ruth Richardson, writes: A drawing of this appeared in ‘The Builder’, and as a result a lot of things happened, including, I think, the plaque movement as a whole, and eventually the foundation of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, because William Morris was a reader of the Builder at that time! Ruth has written an article about this, in the journal ‘Visual Resources’, vol. 6 (1989):121-140, called: ‘George Godwin of The Builder’.

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Bagnigge House

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