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Queen Elizabeth Gate Queen Elizabeth Gate

Gates: Queen Elizabeth Gate

Erection date: 1993

Inscription

{Inscribed into the stone below the lion and unicorn, on both sides, east and west:}
Queen Elizabeth Gate 1993

Wynne was the artist for the central, cartoony, lion and unicorn screen. Lund was the designer of the rather lovely forged stainless steel and bronze work : 6 gates, railings and lamps.

Opened by the Queen in celebration of her mother's 90th birthday (only 3 years late), these gates were not received with unalloyed praise. The Telegraph reports: "Lord Rogers, the architect, described the design ... as 'romantic candyfloss" and compared it to one of Queen Elizabeth's hats. Even her grandson Viscount Linley said he 'absolutely loathed' it." The same article reports an application to have the gates listed.

Site: Queen Elizabeth Gate (1 memorial)

W1, South Carriage Drive

Generally known as the Queen Mother Gates. 

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Queen Elizabeth Gate

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Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

In 1923 Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (descended from the Royal House of Scotland...

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Queen Elizabeth Gate

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born 17 Bruton Street. When she was 10 her father became King George VI (on t...

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Giuseppe Lund

Metal sculptor active in 1993.  2012 Lund is looking for commissions to fund ...

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Sir David Wynne

Sculptor of figures, animals, and portraits. Born London. Other work in Londo...

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