David McFall R.A. (1919 - 1988)


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1959/2 W Godfrey Allen Esq MA FSA FRIBA

Bronze portrait bust on lettered stone plinth

Height 21"

Exhibited Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1959 Catalogue No. 1423

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Illustrated Magazine 1959 page 81  

Modelled in 8 sittings between 28/1/1959 and 16/3/1959

Architect Walter Godfrey Allen was Surveyor to the fabric of St Paul's Cathedral 1931-56. (see also 1957/11)

A cast is in the Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral and was unveiled on 21/11/1987.  

On 2/10/1968 another cast was loaned to

Kent University Canterbury from where it was

stolen on 18/12/1968.


The Times 17/2/1931

He wrote the definitive paper on the sightlines of London in the area of St. Paul’s Cathedral which are still used today. See


“History of the Heights: 1.5  The Heights were devised in the 1930s by W. Godfrey Allen, Surveyor to the Fabric of St Paul’s, in response to growing concern that important views of the Cathedral would be obscured by the “lofty structures” being erected in the vicinity.”

St Paul's Cathedral (isometric projection)

London, England Built 1675-1711 Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723)

Drawing 1923-8 by R. B. Brook-Greaves and W. Godfrey Allen

St. Giles-without-Cripplegate

It has been extensively restored on three occasions after fire damage.

The first fire occurred in 1545 in the reign of Henry VIII. The restoration

plans of that year remained in Lambeth Palace, and were used in the

restoration after the Second World War by Godfrey Allen.

Plaque at Faversham Kent

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