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This is a list of public art in the London Borough of Croydon.

Coombe

Main article: Coombe, Croydon

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Date Artist / designer Architect / other Type Designation Notes
Bench (with a relief carving of a centaur) Coombe Wood Garden 1925–1930 c. 1925–1930 Eric Gill Concrete bench [1]

Croydon

Main article: Croydon

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Architect / other Type Designation Notes
John Whitgift statue.jpg
Statue of John Whitgift Outside Croydon Library, Katharine Street 1903 c. 1903 John Wenlock Rollins Charles Henman Jr. Architectural sculpture Grade II [2]
Queen Victoria in Croydon (cropped).jpg

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Statue of Queen Victoria Outside Croydon Library, Katharine Street 1903 Francis John Williamson Statue Grade II [3]
Croydon War Memorial - West.jpg

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Croydon Cenotaph Outside Croydon Library, Katharine Street

51°22′20″N 0°05′58″W / 51.3723°N 0.0994°W / 51.3723; -0.0994 (Croydon Cenotaph)
1921 Paul Raphael Montford James Burford War memorial Grade II* [4]
Croydon Minster- war memorial (geograph 2955077).jpg
War memorial Outside Croydon Minster, Church Street

51°22′21″N 0°06′22″W / 51.3725°N 0.1062°W / 51.3725; -0.1062 (War memorial at Croydon Minster)
1930 c. 1930 (after an original of 1922) Charles Marriott Oldrid Scott Memorial cross Grade II The original memorial of Chilmark stone was unveiled 27 February 1922; it was destroyed in a storm c. 1930 and replaced by the current memorial of Portland stone.[5]
Croydon College, west end- relief of Minerva (cropped).jpg
Minerva Croydon College c. 1953–1959 ? Robert Atkinson and Partners Relief [6]
Croydon College, west end- relief of Vulcan (cropped).jpg
Vulcan Croydon College c. 1953–1959 ? Robert Atkinson and Partners Relief [6]
Huntsman of Croydon.jpg

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Jorrocks 96 George Street 1982 John W. Mills Equestrian statue [7]
Sustrans sculptures in Croydon (48711810607).jpg

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Ronnie Corbett, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Peggy Ashcroft Charles Street 2013 ? Sculpture Figures selected by a public vote. Part of the Sustrans Portrait Benches series.[8][9]
Winston Churchill mural Corner of Park Street and High Street 2016 David Hollier Mural [10]
Electric City Corner of Park Street and High Street

51°22′24″N 0°06′00″W / 51.3732°N 0.0999°W / 51.3732; -0.0999 (Electric City)
2018 Dan Kitchener mural 30 by 30 ft (9 by 9 m), freehand spray paint. Painted in 2.5 days in May 2018.[11][12]

Croydon Airport

Main article: Croydon Airport

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Architect / other Type Designation Notes
Airport House (geograph 5301382).jpg

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De Havilland Heron Entrance to Croydon Airport 1997 [13]
R.A.F. Memorial, Croydon Airport - geograph.org.uk - 1208193.jpg

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Battle of Britain War Memorial Purley Way, outside Croydon Airport 1991

Old Coulsdon

Main article: Old Coulsdon

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Architect / other Type Designation Notes
War Memorial, Old Coulsdon, Surrey (geograph 3222845).jpg

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Old Coulsdon War Memorial Junction of Coulsdon Road and Canon's Hill

51°18′27″N 0°07′12″W / 51.3074°N 0.1200°W / 51.3074; -0.1200 (Old Coulsdon War Memorial)
1919 ? ? Memorial cross Grade II Unveiled 14 September 2019.[14]

Selhurst

Main article: Selhurst

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Architect / other Type Designation Notes
Selhurst War Memorial Grade II listed.jpg
Selhurst War Memorial Trinity Court, Selhurst Road

51°23′24″N 0°05′19″W / 51.3899°N 0.0885°W / 51.3899; -0.0885 (Selhurst War Memorial)
1922 Arthur Hook Celtic cross Grade II Unveiled 25 November 1922. Originally stood outside Holy Trinity Church on this site, which was demolished in the 1980s.[15]
King George
Lion and unicorn Sydenham Road, at entrance to King George's Field 1936 [16]

Woodcote

Main article: Woodcote, London

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Architect / other Type Designation Notes
War memorial, Promenade de Verdun (geograph 2176760).jpg
Promenade de Verdun War Memorial Promenade de Verdun

51°20′12″N 0°08′10″W / 51.3367°N 0.1360°W / 51.3367; -0.1360 (Promenade de Verdun War Memorial)
1922 ? ? War memorial Grade II [17]

References

  1. ^ "Gill Bench". VADS. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Whitgift Statue". VADS. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Queen Victoria statue – Croydon". London Remembers. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Croydon War Memorial (1268438)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  5. ^ Historic England. "War Memorial at Croydon Minster (1442680)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Croydon College Façade Reliefs". VADS. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Jorrocks". VADS. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  8. ^ "Ronnie Corbett, Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Peggy Ashcroft immortalised on Croydon bench". Croydon Guardian. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  9. ^ M@ (12 September 2019). "What Connects Michael Caine, Ronnie Corbett And Nicola Adams? London's Portrait Benches". Londonist. Retrieved 28 November 2021.
  10. ^ O'Connor, Tara (12 June 2020). "Artist who painted Croydon's Churchill mural says he was a 'racist warmonger' and offers to replace it". MyLondon. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  11. ^ Kitchener, Dan (23 May 2018). "Croydon - 'Electric-City'". dankitchener. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  12. ^ Truelove, Sam (24 May 2018). "This could be the most stunning mural yet to appear in Croydon". Croydona Avertiser. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  13. ^ "Online communities". croydononline.org. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  14. ^ Historic England. "Old Coulsdon War Memorial (1442725)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  15. ^ Historic England. "Selhurst War Memorial (1442664)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  16. ^ King George's Field History Archived 2014-08-08 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Historic England. "Promenade de Verdun War Memorial (1431367)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 August 2020.