Edward VII statue - Tooting

Erection date: 4/11/1911


{On the front of the plinth:}
Edward VII

{On the base of the plinth:}
Erected by public subscription, 1911
Alderman Archibald D. Dawnay, JP, Mayor

{On the base of the statue:}
L. F. Roselieb

{On the pavement plaque:}
Wandsworth Borough Council
This plaque marks the resiting of the statue of King Edward VII & the opening of the Tooting Piazza on 25th February 1994.
Cllr. Martin D. Johnson - the Worshipful the Mayor of Wandsworth
Cllr. Maurice Heaster - Chairman of the Policy and Finance Committee
Cllr. Ravi Govindia - Chairman of the Technical Services Committee

Nice large bronze reliefs, also by Roseleib/Roslyn, attached to the left and right of the plinth depict Peace and Charity respectively. Peace is represented by an angel achieving reconciliation between a Roman centurion clutching a sword and a native warrior with his spear. The iconography suggests an identity between the British Empire and the Roman, since they both won over the primitive barbarians.

Site: Edward VII statue - Tooting (1 memorial)

SW17, Tooting High Street, Tooting Broadway station

YouTube has the opening credits of the 1970s TV series Citizen Smith which shows the junction before it was remodelled, with the statue on a traffic island and facing south down Mitcham Road. So the 1994 move was not a great distance.

The station in the background of our photo, by Holden, was completed in 1926.

A traffic island at this junction holds a magnificent lamp standard. Thanks to Londonist we know that this forms the outlet for a ventilation shaft serving the underground. For more disguised ventilation shafts see Dance's obelisk.

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Edward VII statue - Tooting

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King Edward VII

Reigned: 1901 - 1910. Born and died at Buckingham Palace. Victoria's eldest s...

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Edward VII statue - Tooting

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Wandsworth Council

London borough. Formed from the former Metropolitan Borough of Battersea and ...

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Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Archibald Davis Dawnay

Born Archibald Davis Dawnay. Mayor of Wandsworth 1908 - his death in 1919. We...

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Cllr. Ravi Govindia

Chairman of the Wandsworth Technical Services Committee 1994. June 2017 the l...

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Cllr. Maurice Heaster

Conservative councillor. Mayor of Wandsworth in 1985. Chair of the Wandsworth...

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Cllr. Martin D. Johnson

Mayor of Wandsworth 1994. From our Picture source, 2015: "one of the borough'...

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