Temple Gate



Temple Gate

£30.95


Temple Gate

This house, at 17 Fleet St. London, is one of the few buildings to survive the Great Fire of London in 1666. The site was once owned by the Knights Templar, later was rebuilt and became a tavern called Prince’s Arms. This coincided with the investiture of Prince Henry, son of James I, as Prince of Wales. During the 17th century, the house was known as the Fountain and is now Prince Henry’s Room.

Our Heritage version features the famous archway under the building leading to the Inner Temple.   To the rear, a Barrister’s wig & gown hang drying on a line stretched across the building with our little joke in 1970’s graffiti ‘Temple rools OK’. The Wig & Pen pub alludes to the area being known by newspaper journalists and barristers. It stands 13cm tall, (just over 5″) x 7cm wide.

Please note: This ceramic is one of our freestanding ceramics.  It is not designed to be wall hung alongside our Nation of Shopkeepers ceramics.