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Site: St George's Cathedral (3 memorials)

SE1, Lambeth Road

This church is the Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St George, the seat of the Archbishop of Southwark. The building was designed by Augustus Pugin and opened in 1848. Later that year Pugin married his third wife in the building. There were never enough funds to build the towers and spire as designed by Pugin - the tower does not exist much above what our photo shows. Until Westminster Cathedral was opened in 1903 St George's was the centre of Catholic London.

Badly damaged in WW2 it was rebuilt 1953-8. Photos of the old church suggest that the "rebuild", certainly at this end, was more of a major repair job, keeping much of the old external walls, etc. The architect was the splendidly-named Romilly Craze, who specialised in repairing bomb-damaged churches. British Pathe have film of Bishop Amigo's 1949 funeral procession which shows the bombed-out cathedral.

It was surprisingly difficult to confirm our hunch that these two figures represent the Catholic martyrs, St Fisher and St More, but we finally found it at Archdiocese of Southwark. More on the left; Fisher on the right.

 

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Subjects commemorated Information

Sir Thomas More

Born Milk Street. In conflict with Henry VIII over religion he was imprisoned...

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Also at this site Information

Edith Fletcher

{On plaque attached to the shaft of the cross outside the church:} Pray for t...

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Nearby Memorials

Isabella

Isabella

W1, St George Street, 6-7, Sotheby's

This identification of the statues on front of this building is only tentative, suggested by Ornamental Passions.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Sir Sydney H Waterlow - Highgate statue

Sir Sydney H Waterlow - Highgate statue

N6, Waterlow Park

Bronze. Unveiled by Princess of Argyll 20 July 1900. A year later another version was unveiled at Westminster City School. Are these the ...

1 subject commemorated, 2 creators
Ledley King - steel statue

Ledley King - steel statue

E3, Mile End Park, By the towpath near Haverfield Road

{On a nearby bench:} Plaque 1:The characters for this Portrait Bench chosen by your community celebrate Sustrans winning a nationwide vo...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Jenner statue

Jenner statue

W2, Kensington Gardens, Italian Garden

This statue was unveiled by Prince Albert in 1858 in Trafalgar Square. It was moved to Kensington Gardens (the first statue erected here)...

1 subject commemorated, 2 creators
6 Burlington Gardens - Milton

6 Burlington Gardens - Milton

W1, Burlington Gardens, 6

There are 22 statues on the façade of this building. Each is labelled with his (always 'his') surname. There are 12 at the top up against...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator