Plaque marking the location of the original Temple Bar and the border of the City of London. Sculptor: Charles Henry Mabey (c. 1836-1912). Architect: Horace Jones. 1880. Bronze. The left side, top, and right of the frame bear the following inscription: “This Memorial of Temple Bar was / . . . Mayorally of the Right Honorable Sir Francis / Wyatt Pruscott Knt.” The central inscription reads, “Under the direction of the Committee for Letting of City Lands of the Corporation of London John Thomas Bedford Esqr. Chairman that the West Side of the plinth is coincident that with the West Side of Temple Bar and the Centre line from West to East though the Gateway thereof was 3 feet 10 inches Southward of the Broad Arrow here marked[.] Messrs John M Contractors / Horace Jones PRIBA Architect to the Corporation of London[.] ”
Photograph and research by Robert Freidus. Formatting, text, and perspective correction by George P. Landow. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.
The Temple Bar Memorial, its sculpture, and related material
- The Temple Bar Memorial designed by Horace Jones
- Sir Christopher Wren's original Temple Bar as re-erected in Paternoster Square in 2004
- Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales Going to St. Paul's by Charles J. Samuel Kelsey
- Queen Victoria's Progress to the Guildhall London Nov. 9th 1837 by Charles Henry Mabey
- Queen Victoria by Sir Joseph Boehm
- Edward Prince of Wales by Sir Joseph Boehm
- Griffin by Charles Birch
- Friezes on the Temple Bar Memorial
Speel, Bob. “Sculpture on the Victoria Embankment” Web. 27 July 2011.
Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.
Last modified 1 August 2011