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Old Westminster Library - head 3 - Chaucer

Old Westminster Library - 6 heads Old Westminster Library - head 3 - Chaucer

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.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Old Westminster Library - head 3 - Chaucer

Subjects commemorated Information

Geoffrey Chaucer

Poet and administrator. Whilst living in the Aldgate, as the ‘Comptroller of ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Old Westminster Library - head 3 - Chaucer

Also at this site Information

Old Westminster Library - foundation stone

Westminster Public Library The united parishes of St Margaret and St John the...

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Old Westminster Library - head 1 - Spenser

We first thought Francis Bacon but he normally has more hair, and, so far, al...

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Old Westminster Library - head 5 - Milton

The hair seems a bit too curly but the sad eyes are right.

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