Historical information

The picture on the sign shows the door surround, St James's Palace. the portcullis decoration on the top right hand corner is very similar to the spandrel stone excavated at Greenwich. Top shows the stone coping at the base of a crenel opening in a crenellated battlement wall, excavated in 1971 in the grand square; the middle shows the window spandrel, possibly from a two light window similar to the reconstructed window excavated in 2005/6 in the Queen Anne car park; and the bottom shows the tudor portcullis heraldic decoration, carved into an arched spandrel stone formng part of an archway over a door. This was excavated in 1971 in the Grand Square.