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Bennet Woodcroft keystone

Bennet Woodcroft & Hugo Wood Bennet Woodcroft keystone
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{The base of the bow window above carries the ornate lettering:}
Bennet Woodcroft

Site: Bennet Woodcroft & Hugo Wood (2 memorials)

WC2, Southampton Buildings, Old Patent Office

Damaged in WW2 this building was restored in 2007 to the original design for the facade overlooking Staple Inn garden, at least. We know all this because the wonderful Ornamental Passions tells us. The new structure incorporates two little memorials in the form of portrait keystones.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Bennet Woodcroft keystone

Subjects commemorated Information

Bennet Woodcroft

Inventor, industrial archaeologist, leading figure in patent reform and the f...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Bennet Woodcroft keystone

Also at this site Information

Hugo Wood keystone

But who is he? Is this his portrait? He looks rather wild. We can't identify...

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