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Knightsbridge - 2 - Queen Alexandra

Knightsbridge - 6 busts Knightsbridge - 2 - Queen Alexandra

Erection date: 1905

Site: Knightsbridge - 6 busts (6 memorials)

SW1, Knightsbridge, 55 - 91

This huge building, Grade 2 listed and in need of a clean, is actually 18 buildings behind a unifying facade designed by W. D. Caroe, in red brick with stone dressings in an eclectic Queen Anne/Flemish style. 1902 - 5. Built as a mansion block but unusually there were seven developers who designed their own segments behind the facade.

A 2010 planning application contains a few drawings and early photographs but there is no mention of these busts, numbered here left to right.  

When we published these 6 busts we were pretty confident with our identification of heads 1 and 2 but were struggling to identify the others.  Readers quickly sent in some helpful suggestions, readers more familiar with the faces of celebrities from that period than we are.  So we have corrected our identifications, but if you think we still have it wrong please let us know.

The second floor corner at Wilton Place carries a rather splendid royal crest with the top-most lion looking more like a lap-dog.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Knightsbridge - 2 - Queen Alexandra

Subjects commemorated Information

Queen Alexandra

Wife of Edward VII, mother of George V. Born at the Amalienborg Palace, Copen...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Knightsbridge - 2 - Queen Alexandra

Also at this site Information

Knightsbridge - 3 - Roberts

Stephen Brasher suggested that this is Field Marshal Lord Roberts and, having...

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Knightsbridge - 4 - Kitchener

Stalin?  Can't be - for so many reasons, one being that he didn't look like t...

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Knightsbridge - 5 - Temple

We original thought this was Gladstone (who had died only a few years before)...

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Knightsbridge - 6 - Salisbury

Lea Cornthwaite suggested this might be the Duke of Cambridge. Stephen Brashe...

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Nearby Memorials

Knightsbridge - 5 - Temple

Knightsbridge - 5 - Temple

SW1, Knightsbridge, 55 - 91

We original thought this was Gladstone (who had died only a few years before) but Lea Cornthwaite has suggested Frederick Temple, pointin...

1 subject commemorated
RIPWC - De Wint

RIPWC - De Wint

W1, Piccadilly, 192-196

The building by E. R. Robson was erected for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour, founded in 1831 (the crest in the centre of...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Caxton Hall - head 1 - Milton

Caxton Hall - head 1 - Milton

SW1, Caxton Street, 10, Caxton Hall

But look at head 8 too, that's also a candidate for Milton.

1 subject commemorated
Jemina Durning Smith

Jemina Durning Smith

SE11, Kennington Lane, Durning Library

Building designed by Sidney R. J. Smith.  The roundel is in the spandrel of the main ground floor window. The Ornamental Passions page...

1 subject commemorated
Tot Ct Road Head 1

Tot Ct Road Head 1

W1, Tottenham Court Road, 220 - 224 (Next Home)

The spaces between the first and second floor windows carry carved brick panels, one in each of the seven bays. Purely decorative panels ...