Bust

Charles Lamb - Giltspur Street

Erection date: 1934

Inscription

{ On the projection above the bust:}
Elia

{In an arch above the bust:}
To the immortal memory of

{On the bust's plinth:}
Charles Lamb

{On a plaque below the bust:}
Perhaps the most loved name in English literature who was a Bluecoat Boy here for 7 years.
B: 1775 D: 1834

{Below the memorial there is a plaque:}
This memorial was moved here in December 1962 from Christchurch Greyfriars, Newgate Street, which stands beside the former site of Charles Lamb's school Christ's Hospital.

Ornamental Passions have a good post on this memorial, saying that Lamb is shown in his school uniform and that Reynolds-Stephens designed not just the bust but also the rather odd niche in which it sits.

Site: Charles Lamb - Giltspur Street (2 memorials)

EC1, Giltspur Street, 10

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Charles Lamb - Giltspur Street

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Christchurch - Greyfriars Church

An information board at the site reads: "Christchurch Greyfriars churchyard c...

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Christ's Hospital

Founded by Edward VI in the remains of Greyfriars Monastery for the education...

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Charles Lamb

Born at 2 Crown Office Row, Inner Temple. Studied at Christ's Hospital where ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Charles Lamb - Giltspur Street

Created by i

Sir William Reynolds-Stephens

Sculptor.  Born in Detroit to British parents and educated in Europe.  He add...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Charles Lamb - Giltspur Street

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Watch-house in Giltspur Street

Watch-house in Giltspur Street

Watch-house, erected 1791, destroyed 1941, rebuilt 1962.

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