Plaque

Gilpin pier at St Botolphs

Inscription

The gift of C. Gilpin Esq, MP, 1800.

Site: St Botolphs - 2 gate piers and info board (3 memorials)

EC2, Bishopsgate, St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate churchyard

The piers on either side of the path look like gate-posts but there's no evidence of any gates ever having been attached. Each of the piers has a drinking fountain facing the road and an inscription facing the other pier. These near identical piers can be seen in our picture: one, just in front of the blond walking out of shot to the left and the other, behind the man at the centre.

The shaft of the memorial cross is just visible above the heads of the couple walking to the right. The large black object to the right is the main modern information board. The other is behind the central pier. The inscriptions on the piers are not visually very interesting so we have provided other views of the piers instead.

2024: Spitalfields Life has a 1961 photo of 2 rather scruffy school boys quenching their thirsts at one of the drinking fountains. They are making use of what looks like a metal mug, though there's no sign of a chain attaching it to the fountain.

This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Gilpin pier at St Botolphs

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C. Gilpin

C. Gilpin MP. Associated with St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate in 1800. We can ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Gilpin pier at St Botolphs

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Churchwardens' pier at St Botolphs

Churchwardens' pier at St Botolphs

The gift of the Churchwardens 1800.

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St Botolph's information board

St Botolph's information board

The church has two information boards, both of a standard design, which we wo...

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