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Memorial

St Katharine by the Tower William III at St Katharine's Docks

Plaque: St Katharine by the Tower

Inscription

St Katharine by the Tower

Very similar iron plaques can be found on mooring bollards around the docks. The design looks early 19th century to us so perhaps this plaque dates from the creation of the docks.

At Balliol Archives we found a very similar image and the text: "Her usual symbols are a wheel and a book, and may also include the more general symbols of the virgin martyr, a crown and a sword." The saint on this plaque has two appropriate extra symbols: the water and the Tower.

Site: William III at St Katharine's Docks (2 memorials)

E1, St Katharine's Lock, Dockmaster's house

Of the three plaques in this picture the left-most is a modern information panel explaining how locks work so it does not qualify for our attentions.

London Details gives some interesting literary references to St Katharine Docks.

Go to map of other memorials in this area

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St Katharine by the Tower

Information Subjects commemorated

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St Katharine by the Tower / Royal Foundation of St Katharine

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
St Katharine by the Tower

Information Also at this site

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Anglo-Dutch friendship

We've not done well with this memorial. Can't explain the connection (assumi...

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