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Navigation Maypole + Navigation

Sculpture: Navigation

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Given the dates of the sculptor (b.1883) the figure was clearly not on the 1884 building at no.122. Royal Museums Greenwich provide some information: "... the figure of ‘Navigation’ originally stood ... looking down from a recess in the facade at the junction of Leadenhall Street and St Mary Axe." The other addresses that P&O took over are all to the west of 122 whereas St Mary Axe is (or was, at the time) a few numbers to the east. However the 1940s-60s OS map shows a large single building occupying the whole of the corner with St Mary Axe, which suggests that P&O took over all the buildings up to St Mary Axe and built something with this figure on the corner.

Site: Maypole + Navigation (2 memorials)

EC3, Leadenhall Street, 122, Leadenhall Building, Cheesegrater atrium

In 1848 P&O moved into their new purpose-built offices at no.122. That building was replaced in 1969 with a glass-fronted office block, which itself was demolished in 2007-8 to make way for this Richard Rogers Cheesegrater.

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P&O office 122 Leadenhall Street

In 1848 P&O moved into their new purpose-built offices at no. 122, designed b...

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50534

Percy George Bentham

Sculptor. Born Fulham. City and Guild Art School Newsletter 2014 confirms tha...

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maypole

Google Street View history shows that this replica was erected sometime 2012-...

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