Belvedere horse roundabout statue takes a tumble

Image courtesy Emma Parry

A well known local landmark in Belvedere has been damaged after apparently being hit by a car last night.

The horse statue located at Picardy Manorway is looking pretty sorry for itself, having gone arse over tit in the wee hours.

The giant statue was installed in 2011. It was produced by Andy Scott in Glasgow, costing £150,000. A snip for such a popular and well liked landmark.

Unlike the divisive fish statue on a roundabout nearby in Erith installed around the same time, the Belvedere horse appeared to be extremely popular.

Hopefully it won’t be too big a job to right the poor feller back upwards and have him proudly looking out at the Argos fulfillment center nearby once more.

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    4 thoughts on “Belvedere horse roundabout statue takes a tumble

    • this is unironically the worst thing that’s ever happened to this borough

    • I think that is the horse I backed today in the Grand National!!

    • I don’t suppose there is working cctv in the vicinity or if so, it was capable of recording what happened.

    • What a disaster! One of the things I love about our little corner of London is the unironic naming of roundabouts after the animal statues built on them. Long May this tradition continue. Yarnton Way is crying out for an animal statue at each of its end, as is the Sainsbury’s roundabout in Abbey Wood and the roundabout at the bottom of Knee Hill. Plenty of space for some ducks, chickens, cows and pigs!


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