Passing *87 Chancery Lane, London WC2

*(Historic England): “Chambers or commercial premises, 1863 by Arthur Blomfield, an early work. Patterned red and yellow brick and stone, slate roof. Narrow High Victorian Gothic front influenced by Butterfield. 4 storeys. One bay wide with central gable. Ground floor frontage altered mid C.20 under pointed arch. Triple light sash windows to 1st and 2nd floors, twin light to 3rd floor; all with colonettes dividing lights; the 1st floor has lintels beneath Gothic relieving arches with brick nogged tympana; 2nd floor with open Gothic arches and 3rd floor with lintel and Gothic brick nogged relieving arch in gable. Saddlestone with kneelers and finial.

The London Building World of the Eighteen-Sixties; John Summerson.”

From Wikipedia:

“The City of London Police maintains a mounted police unit. In addition to regular duties, the horses of the mounted unit have been used to trample wildflower seeds at the Barbican Wildlife Garden at the request of the community wildlife gardeners. The horses’ ceremonial duties include participation in Trooping the Colour and the Lord Mayor’s Show; the City of London Police mounted unit also escorted the exhumed remains of King Richard III through the city of Leicester from St Nicholas Church to Leicester Cathedral, en route to their reburial.”

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