Powis Street Grotesque - Woolwich, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 29.459 E 000° 04.082
31U E 296463 N 5708503
Quick Description: A grotesque sitting on a rooftop above Powis Street in Woolwich.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/28/2011 8:05:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMBJZP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Revbigjohn
Views: 3

Long Description:
This grotesque, see photo, sits high on a rooftop in Woolwich. It is not clear what the carving represents but scholars of Sheakespeare may know. The character seems to have a human face and hands, very big ears and claws on its feet. Why Shakespeare? The building used to be a public house called "Shakespeare". Beneath the carving a carved bust of Shakespeare can be seen.

The building was built in 1900.
Water spout is used: no

Condition: Lightly Weathered

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