Ornate Lamppost

Ornate Lamppost


Granite plinth, green-painted bronze shaft with a design of oak leaves and acorns, two cornucopias and two climbing boys, surmounted by a lamp.

Chelsea Embankment, London

The lamppost is just east of the Albert Bridge, and the east face of the plinth records the opening of the Chelsea Embankment in May 1874. It gives the names of the Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works (Sir James Hogg) and its chief engineer (Sir Joseph Bazalgette). For more details see "Climbing Boys, Sculptural Lamp-Post, Chelsea Embankment."

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Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee

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