Fountain

Henry Lofts

Inscription

{On a plaque on the north side of the basin:}
This fountain was erected by Henry Lofts in recognition of many happy years in Mount Street.
Sir Ernest George, R.A. Fecit. 1892

Henry Lofts erected this fountain without naming anyone he wished to commemorate so, unusually, he is, on our website at least, commemorating himself.

Site: Henry Lofts & Carlos & Elvia Castello Branco (2 memorials)

W1, Mount Street, St George's Gardens

A modern information board inside the entrance to the park states "The bronze drinking fountain of a rearing horse was designed by Sir Ernest George and Harold Peto in 1891 for Henry Lofts, an estate agent. Sir Ernest George was also designer of 104 - 111 Mount Street." Which is fine except for the "rearing horse" which seems to have galloped away, leaving no trace. Since our visit we have seen this horse described as "tiny" - we will go back for another look, with a magnifying glass.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Henry Lofts

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Henry Lofts

Local estate agent

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Henry Lofts

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Sir Ernest George

Architect. Born 9 Portland Place, now Bartholomew Street, SE1. His partnershi...

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Henry Lofts

Local estate agent

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Harold Ainsworth Peto

Born in Suffolk, son of Sir Samuel.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Henry Lofts

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Carlos and Elvia Castello Branco

Carlos and Elvia Castello Branco

{On a plaque on the ground to the north:} This fountain has been refurbished...

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