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George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions
George I, Unicorns and Lions

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To the west of the church is a tower surmounted by a stepped pyramidal steeple designed according to ancient descriptions of the Tomb of Mausolus at Halicarnassus. It is topped with a statue of George I in Roman attire. Around the four corners of the steeple are four massive heraldic beasts; two lions and two unicorns which were restored in 2006.

Date

1716

Medium

stone

Accession number

NW1_CRH_S143

Work type

Statue

Owner

Church of St George

Custodian

Church of St George

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade I (England and Wales)

Listing date

24/10/51

Access

at all times


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Located at

Church of St George, Bloomsbury

WC1A 2HR

Located on the north of Bloomsbury Way between Museum Street and Bury Place, on top of the tower to the left of the church.