Plaque

Geoffrey Barkington

Geoffrey Barkington Geoffrey Barkington

Erection date: 2018

Inscription

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Here lies Geoffrey Barkington of Houndsditch, 10th December 2003 to 16th September 2017, aged 98 dog years.
May he rest in peace.

The memorial is a bench, and is one of ten new ones in the City of London. They are the result of a 2018 design competition organised by the London Festival of Architecture, the City of London Corporation and Cheapside Business Alliance. It was designed by Patrick McEvoy, possibly Geoffrey's owner. The benches are said to be temporary so it's possible that Barkington's memorial has gone too.

Being cynical, we think it unlikely that a dog is actually interred here.

Site: Geoffrey Barkington (1 memorial)

EC2, Houndsditch, Jubilee Gardens

This park is an appropriate location for a dog's grave. The name of Houndsditch derives from a ditch that ran outside part of the London wall, known for the disposal of waste, and especially deceased dogs.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Patrick McEvoy

Architect. He has won two London Festival of Architecture competitions in con...

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