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CI - 1 -  Christianity Cornhill Insurance doors

Relief: CI - 1 - Christianity

Erection date: 1939


St Peter’s Cornhill founded by King Lucius 179 AD to be an Archbishop’s see and chief church of the kingdom and so it endured the space of 400 years until the coming of Augustine the monk of Canterbury.

Site: Cornhill Insurance doors (8 memorials)

EC3, Cornhill, 32

The carved doors are at the right of the building, behind the cyclist in our picture. According to Esoteric London these panels, listed here in reading sequence (left right, top down), "were designed by the sculptor Walter Gilbert in 1939. Gilbert modelled each of the reliefs in clay and from this the two mahogany doors were carved by B. P. Arnold at H. H. Martyn & Co. Ltd of Cheltenham 'architectural decorators and furnishers'."

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St Peter’s Cornhill

In the south-east corner of Cornhill and Gracechurch Street.  A medieval chur...

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Augustine of Canterbury

Christianity had already taken root in Britain but it only came under Catholi...

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King Lucius

According to Wikipedia: a legendary 2nd-century King of the Britons tradition...

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B. P. Arnold

Artist.  Bernard Philip Arnold.  Taught industrial draughtsmanship, design an...

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Walter Gilbert

Sculptor.  Born Rugby.  Cousin to Sir Alfred Gilbert.  His son, Donald, also ...

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CI - 1 - Christianity

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CI - 2 - Eleanor

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CI - 3 - Bread

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CI - 4 - Market

Cornhill the only market allowed to be held after noon in the 14th century.

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CI - 5 - Drapers

Birche Lane, Cornhill, place of considerable trade for men’s apparel, 1604.

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CI - 6 - Wine

Pope’s Head Tavern in existence in 1756 belonged to Merchant Taylor’s Company...

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