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Savoy Peter Statue Savoy Hotel and Theatre

Statue: Savoy Peter Statue

Erection date: 1904

The magnificent Ornamental Passions explain that the statue was created in 1904 for the classically styled hotel extension behind and was ten re-erected on this 1929 art deco delight. 

Site: Savoy Hotel and Theatre (10 memorials)

WC2, Savoy Court

In 1903-10 the Savoy Hotel was built by Colcutt and Macmurdo. The magnificently Art Deco Savoy Theatre is in the western section. The short road leading to the entrance to the Savoy Hotel is unusual in London in that the traffic drives on the right.

The walls along this road display seven delightful Art Deco plaques made of wood, chrome and ceramic, each topped with "SH". We have entitled these plaques after the image each bears at the bottom. There is also one other, not so lovely, brass plaque to the restoration of the theatre, and a very dull one to the restoration of the hotel. These two make an uncomfortable pair, the unveiling duties having been carried out by the Princess and Prince of Wales.

There are 6 plaques on the east side of the road, one at the end and 2 on the west side. Reading clockwise they are: crown, rose, flowers, feathers, eagle, CRII, Charles, theatre and AR-MR.

2011 - we've replaced two pictures (previously taken during a major restoration) to show the newly gilded Peter statue.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Savoy Peter Statue

Information Subjects commemorated

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Peter of Savoy

Ninth Earl of Savoy and first earl of Richmond. Uncle to Eleanor of Provence,...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Savoy Peter Statue

Information Created by

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Frank Lynn Jenkins

Born Torquay, Devon. Other work in London: 'Abundance' on Thames House, Queen...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Savoy Peter Statue

Information Also at this site

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Savoy - Charles

This plaque is just to the left of the entrance to the hotel.

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Savoy - CRII

SH In the Savoy Palace in 1658 by order of Oliver Cromwell, the confession of...

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Savoy - crown

SH Within these precincts stood the Palace of Savoy, the erection of which w...

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Savoy - eagle

SH On part of this site in 1640 was built Worcester House where lived Edward...

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Savoy - feathers

SH Here, John of Valois, King of France, when brought to England as a captiv...

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