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Hyde Park Barracks - Victorian Hyde Park Barracks - Victorian pediment

Memorial: Hyde Park Barracks - Victorian

This pediment comes from the Victorian barracks. From British History Online - Victorian barracks: “The riding-school's front to Hyde Park was one of the most appealing features of the whole barracks. Because of the sloping site, the exposed wall at this end was greatly reduced, giving the impression of an unusually low building and greatly emphasising the weight of Earp's carved stone pediment filling the gable end. Here the function of the building was vividly expressed in stone by the heads and forequarters of rearing horses emerging from scrolling acanthus leaves. When the barracks was demolished the pediment was saved and incorporated into the new main gateway”.

And from British History Online - New barracks: "The ceremonial nature of the main gate is made plain by its large pediment incorporating the carved tympanum, by Thomas Earp, from the Victorian riding-school, the original oculus {round window} being filled by a clock".

Busts of 4 military men from the Victorian barracks were also retained and are on display in the new building.

Site: Hyde Park Barracks - Victorian pediment (2 memorials)

SW7, South Carriage Drive, Hyde Park Barracks

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Hyde Park Barracks - Victorian

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Hyde Park Barracks / Knightsbridge Barracks

This site was first developed in 1795 for use by the Horse Guards. The barrac...

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Hyde Park Barracks - Victorian

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Thomas Earp

Architectural carver. Born Nottinghamshire. Worked out of 1 Kennington Road. ...

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Hyde Park Barracks - Victorian

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Hyde Park Barracks - 1970

This plaque was unveiled by Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer KG and Admiral o...

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