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Hornsey County School

WM reference
11970
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 11th November 1995
Current location

First floor lobby to council chamber
Hornsey Town Hall
The Broadway
Crouch End
Haringey
Greater London
N8 9JJ
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 30184 88323
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

HORNSEY COUNTY SCHOOL
Pemberton
Haringey
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Bronze sculptured figure of St Michael with children at his feet. Figures surmount plinth with school motto and Hornsey coat of arms. Below are two bronze plaques for WWII. Whole is mounted onto a wooden backboard.

Inscription

OUR SCHOOL FELLOWS (Names)/ VINCIT QUI SE VINCIT/ 1914/ 1918/ HORNSEY COUNTY SCHOOL PLAQUE ADJACENT TO MEMORIAL: THIS MEMORIAL COMMEMORATES THE SCHOLARS OF HORNSEY COUNTY SCHOOL WHO WERE KILLED IN THE WARS OF 1914-1918 AND 1939-1945./ ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN THE SCHOOL HALL IN PEMBERTON ROAD, HARRINGAY, THE MEMORIAL WAS REMOVED IN 1952 WHEN THE SCHOOL CEASED TO BE A GRAMMAR SCHOOL AND WAS REHOUSED IN ST.PAUL'S CHURCH, BURGOYNE ROAD, HARRINGAY, WHICH WAS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE SCHOOL./ DURING THE DISASTROUS FIRE WHICH DESTROYED THE CHURCH IN 1984 THE MEMORIAL WAS ALMOST THE ONLY ARTIFACT WHICH SURVIVED. IT WAS HOPED THAT IT WOULD BE RE-ERECTED IN THE NEW ST PAUL'S CHURCH BUT A SITE IN THE CHURCH SUITABLE TO THE OLD HORNSEYANS ASSOCIATION COULD NOT BE AGREED UPON WITH THE CHURCH AUTHORITIES. IN 1995, HARINGEY COUNCIL AGREED THAT THE MEMORIAL SHOULD REST HERE IN HORNSEY TOWN HALL./ THE BRONZE FIGURE IS BY EMINENT SCULPTOR, RICHARD GOULDEN FRBS, ARCA (1877-1932). A SIMILAR STATUE BY THE SAME SCULPTOR STANDS OUTSIDE ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH, CORNHILL, LONDON.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

Anderson, H
Avant, F
Ball, A A
Barnes, J B
Besley, A
Blaxill, S
Cathles, C K
Challis, H
Coombe, S J
Cotter, V
See details for all 50 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 50
Served and returned: 0
Died: 50
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 37
Served and returned: 0
Died: 37
Exact count: yes
Information shown: surname
Order of information: surname

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 0.47M
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Plaques
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Backboard
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 2.565M, width 0.892M
Materials: Wood
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 11th November 1995
Attended by: MR HOWARD MOGG

History

MEMORIAL BADLY SCARRED BY FIRE DAMAGE. REFURBISHED.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Corporate
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

HARINGEY TOWN HALL

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