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Thomas Coutts statue

Thomas Coutts statue Thomas Coutts statue

Erection date: 1827

Inscription

{On the plinth:}
Thomas Coutts 1735 - 1822

{To one side of the statue, below the chair seat:}
Chantrey Sc. 1827

The Story of Holly Lodge' by Margaret Downing, March 2009, says that this statue was commissioned by his wife "to take  pride of place in the great, gold-swagged dawing room" of their home, Holly Lodge.

Site: Thomas Coutts statue (1 memorial)

WC2, Strand, 440

This statue is on the first floor in the atrium of the building. You can see it from the upper deck of a bus in the Strand. There is a poorer view as you stand in reception being told that you are allowed no further, and certainly no photographs. But we persevered and must thank Coutts & Co, for both photographs and for the information about the inscriptions.

Remodelled in the 1970s, the architecture is interesting and puzzling. Gibberd says "Coutts bank was the UKs first atrium building...". It may also be an early example of facadism since there appears to be nothing left of the Nash interiors which presumably originally sat behind the Nash facades which are themselves beautifully preserved.

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Thomas Coutts statue

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Thomas Coutts

Banker. Born Edinburgh. With his brother, James, came to London and worked in...

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