|QUIZ 7 - answers
Wings in the Inns of Court
the winged horse, is the badge of the Inner Temple and
will be found on their buildings. The example pictured is
in Church Court.
Similarly the badge of Gray's Inn is the Griffin, a mythical lion/eagle creature. The gateposts shown are in Field Court.
|There are a
series of angels supporting the turret
balconies of Paper Buildings which can be viewed from
Kings Bench Walk.
rich source of 'things with wings' is the gateway into
Middle Temple from Victoria Embankment. Look carefully
and you should be able to spot cherub, eagle,
phoenix, swan, wyvern, goose and 3 small
|Have a look
in the window of the Seven Stars pub in Carey Street.
Here you will find a large butterfly,
stuffed birds including a grouse and an owl
- also pictures of chickens.
The building at 114 Chancery Lane, which was the Law Fire Insurance Office, has decorative panels which include herons.
this is a building that was formerly Hodgsons book aution
rooms. The stonework here includes curious dog-like
animals with bat wings - maybe flying
Finally there are some splendid dragons on Victoria Embankment and at Temple Bar in the Strand. These heraldic beasts of the City of London mark the city boundary.
Did you manage to find them all?
More importantly did I miss-identify any or did you come across others that I hadn't mentioned. Guestbook