Keystone

Bennet Woodcroft keystone

Inscription

{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 i

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

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Hugo Wood keystone

Hugo Wood keystone

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

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