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CI - 2 - Eleanor

Cornhill Insurance doors CI - 2 - Eleanor

Erection date: 1939

Inscription

Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester, did penance walking barefoot to St Michael’s Church from Queen Hithe, 1441.

We can't find proof that her route was as specified: from Queen Hithe (at the river, just east of Southwark Bridge) to St Michael’s Church. Note that at least one other member of the party is also unshod.

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'."

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
CI - 2 - Eleanor

Subjects commemorated Information

Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester

Married Humphrey, uncle to the child King Henry VI.  Eleanor was implicated i...

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Created by Information

B. P. Arnold

Bernard Philip Arnold M.M., was born on 30 May 1893 in Birmingham, Warwickshi...

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Walter Gilbert

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

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
CI - 2 - Eleanor

Also at this site Information

CI - 1 - Christianity

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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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