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St Olave's Grammar School St Olave's Grammar School

Plaque: St Olave's Grammar School

Erection date: 1967


St Olave's Grammar School occupied this site, 1855 - 1967.

Site: St Olave's Grammar School (3 memorials)

SE1, Queen Elizabeth Street

Our picture only shows a part of this large building, by E. W. Mountford, 1892-4. Built as a school it housed Lambeth College for a time and in 2008 there were plans to turn it into a hotel. 2011, and it's looking rather sad.
On the facade are three arched pediments with sculpted reliefs as follows, left to right:
- Newton
- two lounging school-boys and the dates 1571 - 1894.
- Homer.

Ornamental Passions have some good pictures and the sculpture, probably by Montford, is rather fine.  We have also accepted their identification of the two busts which we are sure is right.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
St Olave's Grammar School

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St Olave's Grammar School

Founded by Henry Leeke. Was in the building on Tooley Street from 1855 - 1967.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
St Olave's Grammar School

Information Also at this site

Homer bust

The figures either side represent Poetry and History. Ornamental Passions ha...

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Newton bust

At first we thought this was Henry Leeke, the founder of the school but Ornam...

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