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Old Westminster Library - head 1 - Spenser Old Westminster Library - 6 heads

Bust: Old Westminster Library - head 1 - Spenser

We first thought Francis Bacon but he normally has more hair, and, so far, all the heads are literary rather than scientific.

Site: Old Westminster Library - 6 heads (7 memorials)

SW1, Great Smith Street

The foundation stone is immediately to the right of the central entrance.

Above the entrance: "Westminster Public Library, The united parishes of St Margaret and St John the Evangelist, AD 1893". In 1985 this building was threatened with demolition and was only saved by a campaign which brought about the Thorney Island Society.

The Listing identifies the heads for us, and we've numbered them left to right.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Old Westminster Library - head 1 - Spenser

Information Subjects commemorated

51698

Edmund Spenser

Poet.  Probably born in East or West Smithfield. Best known for the epic poem...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Old Westminster Library - head 1 - Spenser

Information Also at this site

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