Lion Statue

From Historical Hastings

The Lion and Unicorn Statue form a pair at either end of Robertson Terrace.


'The statues, each standing on a tall pedestal, are a representation of the lion and unicorn from the United Kingdom Royal coat of arms. The plinths have carved floral panels on three sides. The lion stands at the west entrance of Robertson Terrace on the junction with Carlisle Parade and the unicorn at the east.'

The sculptures were created by James George Bubb, originally for Buckingham Palace, but moved to Hastings by Decimus Burton around 1852.[1]

'The figures represent the ‘Arms of Dominion’. The lion represents England and the Unicorn represents Scotland. The heraldic unicorn is chained as it was regarded in folklore as a very dangerous beast only tameable by a virgin.' [1]


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