Dragon Boundary Marks by James Bunstone Bunning (1802-63). [Click on these images for larger pictures.] Dewer, foundry. 1847-49. Cast iron treated with lacquered cellulose; dragons are silver, their coats of arms cream and red; plinths Portland stone. Dimension: 2.14m high; plinths 1.83m high, Location: The Embankment at either side of the road at the City boundary, EC4 (Ward-Jackson). Inscription on bronze plaque: “City of London / These dragons represent a constituent part of the / armorial bearings of the City of London and have been / erected to indicate the Western boundary of the City. / This commemeorative plaque was unveiled by / the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor Sir Ralph Edgar Perring / on 16th October 1963.”

Photographs and caption by Robert Freidus. Formatting, perspective correction, and additional text by George P. Landow. You may use this image 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.]


Ward-Jackson, Philip. Public Sculpture of the City of London. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2003.

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