Plaque

Hare Court rebuilt - west

Erection date: 1894

Inscription

HAS NOVAS AEDES ANTIQVIS VETVSTATE CONSVMPTIS EXSTRVENDAS CVRAVIT HOSPITIVM INTERIORIS TEMPLI
INCHOATAE ALF.GEO.MARTEN ARMO. THESO.
ABSOLVTAE ARTVRO COHEN ARMO. THESO.

{Translates as:
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple managed the restoration of this building, which had been consumed by the ravages of time.
The work was begun by Alfred George Marten Esq (treasurer) in 1893 and completed by Arthur Cohen Esq (treasurer) in 1894.}

{below the shields:}
A.S. 1893
A.S. 1894

David Hopkins, our Latin consultant, has again applied his skills and provided the translation. He also writes: "I know nothing about heraldry, but the Latin abbreviation 'ARMo' means that these two men were 'armigers', individuals entitled to use a coat of arms.  So I'm guessing the two shields are their respective coats of arms. 'A.S.' is an abbreviation for 'anno salutis', which means 'in the year of our salvation'.  It is an alternative for 'A.D.', 'anno domini' (= 'in the year of our Lord')." As always, a full answer. Thank you, David.

Site: Hare Court rebuilt - west (1 memorial)

EC4, Middle Temple Lane, Hare Court, West Range

This ornate cartouche celebrates this building, designed by Sir Thomas Graham Jackson, 1893 - 4.

 

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Hare Court rebuilt - west

Subjects commemorated i

Arthur Cohen

Lawyer. Born in Wyndham Place, Bryanston Square, son of Benjamin Cohen and ne...

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Alfred George Marten

Son of Robert Giles Marten. Admitted to Inner Temple in 1852 and became a QC,...

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