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Rare Enormous Cast Iron Lion Head Mooring Ring

The other two Lions can be painted once sold.
Showiong the Bronze Lion Heads In Situ near the Houses of Parliament.

Rare Enormous Cast Iron Lion Head Mooring Ring


We pay from £650

Ref: 8937

  • Rare Enormous Cast Iron Lion Head Mooring Ring
    You are Buying 1 x Lions Head For The Advertised Price
  • Reclaimed from the banks of the River Thames at Isleworth near London following redevelopment work several years ago.
  • The quality of the casting is something else - it is very crisp.
  • These were designed to be used in the event of a flood in London - they are for tying up a boat.
  • They were sculpted by Timothy Butler for Sir Joseph Bazalgette’s Victorian sewage works programme in 1868-70.
  • Made from Cast Iron with a Steel ring. Alongside the Houses of Parliament they are made of Bronze - further up the Thames they changed to Iron.
  • These are truly a one off and will never have the opportunity to buy again.
  • They weigh 175kg (27 Stone) each.
  • They measure: 50" Long x 33 ½" Wide.
  • "If the Lions are drinking London's sinking".

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