Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)
Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)

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Information board text: 'The column in this court was erected and dedicated in the year 2000 AD in the centre of what was formerly the cloister courtyard of the monastery of the Knights Templar. The Templars were founded in 1119 to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land. The column is in gothic style, modelled on the Purbeck marble columns in the church. The image of the horse with two riders is derived from the seal of the knights who were originally too poor to have a horse each. The same image can be seen depicted in the east window of the church. The column also marks the point at which the great fire of 1666 was extinguished. The church was saved and the old gothic order survived. The column thus contrasts with Sir Christopher Wren's monument in the City, which stands where the fire started and marks the arrival of the new classical order.

Title

Millennium Monument (Knights Templar)

Date

2000

Medium

Purbeck stone & bronze

Measurements

H 1000 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

EC4Y_AY_S065

Acquisition method

gift of Lord Lloyd of Berwick, Treasurer 1999

Work type

Equestrian

Owner

City of London Corporation

Custodian

City of London Corporation

Work status

extant

Access

time restrictions apply

Inscription description

around the base of the column: AM DG (joined vertically and horizontally by a cross) NE TEMPLO DEESSET / MONUMENTUM TERTII / MILLENNII INCIPIENTIS / HOC SIGNUM CURAVIT / ERIGENDUM HON SOC / INT TEMPLI / PTOLEMY DEAN ARCH. / NICOLA HISCKS SCULP. / AD MM

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Located at

Church Court, Inner Temple, City of London

EC4Y 7HJ