United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Rickmansworth Lion and Eagle

Our Ref: 1170

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Address

Three Rivers Council Office Gardens
Northway
Rickmansworth
HERTFORDSHIRE
England
WD3 1RL
 
Type:Animal Figure
OS Map Ref:TQ 040 940

Previous Locations

AddressDate MovedReason for Move
Ebury Rd
Rickmansworth
HERTFORDSHIRE
England
May 1968Removed for construction of Ebury Roundabout. In storage until 14 April 1978.

Inscription

THIS STATUE SCULPTURED BY / SIR WILLIAM REID DICK RA IN 1920 / AND DONATED BY THE PEOPLE OF RICKMANSWORTH / AS PART OF THE WAR MEMORIAL FOR THE / 1914-18 GREAT WAR ORIGINALLY STOOD IN EBURY ROAD. / ON 15TH APRIL 1978 IT WAS RE-ERECTED HERE / BY THE 1ST RICKMANSWORTH SCOUT GROUP / AS A QUEEN ELIZABETH II SILVER JUBILEE PROJECT / FOR RICKMANSWORTH / THIS PLAQUE WAS PRESENTED BY THE RICKMANSWORTH FINE ARTS SOCIETY

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
FIGURESBRONZE   Good
PLINTHBRICK    

Physical Description

Brick plinth surmounted by a sculptured group of a lion with its paws holding down an eagle.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

Lion placed in storage 1940, because of the risk of bomb damage. In 1951 residents voted 486 to 215 in favour of its reinstatement on the memorial, and it remained there until May 1968, when it the memorial was dismantled because of road improvements. It was again in storage until 14 April 1978, when it was placed on the brick plinth.It was in further storage 1989-1991 while council offices were reconstructed, being reinstated on 7 March 1991.

Ceremonies

Not known

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
SIR WILLIAM REID DICKSculptor

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

See also our ref 1169

Comments: 
Photographs:5
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:Yes
Publications:1
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
Local Publication/Booklet  1991E V Parrott: 'Rickmansworth's Lion and Eagle'
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard Collection