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High above the pavement in the heart of the City of London, you can find one of the capital's smallest public statues. Smallest statue Two tiny mice fighting over a piece of cheese have adorned the cornice at the left side of the building on the corner of Philpot Lane at Eastcheap, EC3, since 1862.
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Mice were subsequently discovered to have been the culprits. - BWNKCX from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. You cannot download or purchase for any new licenses. But that is of no consequence anymore; the pig has now been stolen, which is a problem that many of the mice's tiny contemporaries face.
These two mice, fighting over a piece of cheese, have adorned the building on the corner of Philpot Lane and Eastcheap since it was built in 1862. We'd love to leave you at this point with some incredible stat stating that you can fit the mice statue 46,059 times into the Monument but unfortunately we can't.
It's the smallest statue in the whole of the capital. All material on this site is the property of Londonist Ltd. It was later found that neither man was at fault.
To commemorate the men, and perhaps memorialise the guilty party, the tiny statue was built. Please refer to the. During the fight both men fell to their deaths from the top of the 62 metre high monument - but it turned out the accused was in fact innocent. Up on the corner of a building on Philpot Lane is a minuscule statue of two mice eating - or perhaps fighting - over a piece of cheese.
The real culprit for the pinched food was a family of mice living in the building site. So the mice are actually supposed to be engaging in some form of tug of war over the cheese. Pete Berthoud also pointed us in the direction of Doctor Cream's Rolling Fools; these were also intended to be permanent but again keep getting thieved. "One of many statues along the Embankment (makes the Embankment a very interesting walk), this statue to commemorate those who died in WW1 and is impressive and beautiful." Sometime between 1671 and 1677, as the Monument was being built two workmen sat high above the city on scaffolding preparing to eat their lunch. The remaining workmen left this diminutive sculpture on the building, in their honour. Two tiny mice fighting over a piece of cheese have adorned the cornice at the left side of the building on the corner of Philpot Lane at Eastcheap, EC3, since 1862. Smallest church. In a city filled with grand monuments and huge statues, it’s nice to know London has an official smallest statue. "Victoria embankment opposite to the London Eye, you can discover the Royal Air Force memorial, per ardua as astra, a few minutes to admire the golden eagle." Let us know here. 28 of the UK's best festive events for families, The best family-friendly Dorset hotels, from adventure playgrounds to fossil collecting, Britain by bike: 'Arriving in the Highlands, I was struck by how weary the locals are'.
This is because there are no exact figures on how large (or small) the mice technically are, their placement halfway up a building makes it difficult to break out a ruler and check.