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CI - 6 - Wine Cornhill Insurance doors

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Erection date: 1939


Pope’s Head Tavern in existence in 1756 belonged to Merchant Taylor’s Company.  The Vintners were prominent in the life of Cornhill Ward.

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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Merchant Taylors' Company

Originally an association of tailors. Owns the Merchant Taylors' School.

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Vintners' Company

One of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London. Its origins s...

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Pope’s Head Tavern

From British History:  "...'Pope's Head', mentioned as early as the reign of ...

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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:
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CI - 1 - Christianity

St Peter’s Cornhill founded by King Lucius 179 AD to be an Archbishop’s see a...

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CI - 2 - Eleanor

We can't find proof that her route was as specified: from Queen Hithe (at the...

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CI - 3 - Bread

This entry will increase your word power: "Soke" - the territory under the ju...

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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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