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Norwegian Embassy Norwegian Embassy

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: Norwegian Embassy

Erection date: 1968


{On a metal plaque below the left hand relief:}
In 1796 these two Coade stone reliefs were affixed to the Danish-Norwegian consulate in Wellclose Square, Stepney, in 1968 these reliefs were re-erected on this embassy by courtesy of the Greater London Council.

Site: Norwegian Embassy (1 memorial)

SW1, Belgrave Square, 25

Either side of the front door are two small relief friezes of cherubs doing things cherubicly.  On one side they are painting, sculpting and designing; on the other, farming in a half-hearted way.  As the Faded London post points out, not all Coade stone items were bespoke.  These certainly look off-the-shelf.

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Danish-Norwegian Consulate

Numbers 20-21 Wellclose Square which housed this consulate no longer exist so...

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Coade Stone

A ceramic material called an artificial stone, and created by Mrs Eleanor Coa...

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Wellclose Square, E1

This down at heel backwater to the east of the Tower of London, has an unexpe...

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Greater London Council

The GLC was abolished, some say, because Mrs Thatcher could not abide its lef...

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