Croydon (Borough of)

London – Croydon (Borough of) – John Jorrocks Statue

I’m pleased that Footprints of London have written about this statue off George Street in Croydon, as there was no other information located nearby to it to give some context. It’s certainly a striking statue and it’s of John Jorrocks, a fictional character from the nineteenth century that was created by R S Surtees.

Thanks to the information provided by Footprints of London, they discovered that it was placed here in 1982 by the development company, Waites, who were transforming the building. It was designed by John W Mills who has completed some nationally important works, with his web-site at