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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Harrow
Town
Harrow On The Hill
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
William Douglas Caroe FSA (Architect)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 June 1923
    Attended by: LORD GEORGE HAMILTON
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26 Jun 1923
    Attended by: PREBENDARY F WAYLAND JOYCE VICAR
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26 June 1923
    Attended by: Undefined
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11092
Current location

Junction of Grove Hill and Lowlands Road
Grove Hill
Harrow On The Hill
Harrow
Greater London
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 150 870
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Five stepped hexagonal base surmounted by plinth, tapered sgaft and gabled cross. Dedicatory inscription on the sides of the plinth and names carved on the risers of the steps.
Inscription
Plinth, North Face: HARROW/ ON THE/ HILL MEMOR/+IAL+ Plinth, West Face: THEIR/ NAME/ LIVETH/ FOR/ EVER/ MORE Plinth, East Face: AS/ GOLD IN THE/ FURNACE/ HE/ PROVED/ THEM Plinth, South Face: FOR/ GOD/ AND KING/ FOR/ HEARTH/ AND HOME Around top of plinth: TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DIED FOR US 1914 - 1918 Steps: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, H
Adams, W C
Akerman, A
Asher, K J P
Ashford, R E C
Atkin Higgings, A
Baggaley, J H
Baker, F E
Baker, F G
Baker, W J
See details for all 317 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 318
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 318
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Pea Gritstone
Listing information
  • Harrow on the Hill War Memorial
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
Date Unknown: Nine additional names for WW1 added 1932: Some stonework renewed and names recut. C2008 cleaned, joints repointed, lost parts renewed, including new section of the cross
Costs

Site: Free
Comments: The site was given by the governors of Harrow School. £1275 10s was raised through public donations. The memorial itself cost £850, of which £200 formed the cost for carving the names. The architect's fees were £116 18S, £22 was spent on advertising, £15 for the band on the day of unveiling and £4 2s for teas after the ceremony. The Council Surveyor estimated that a further £450 would be needed for planting, grass and a path around the site, exclusive of drainage and levelling of the site. The councillors deferred the matter.
Memorial: £2000 0s 0d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
LONDON BOROUGH OF HARROW
Reference
  • Harrow Observer 14 April 1916; 06 December 1918; 13 December 1918; 17 January 1919; 14 March 1919; 23 May 1919; 06 June 1919; 13 June 1919; 30 January 1920; 06 February 1920; 20 February 1920; 09 April 1920; 12 November 1920; 26 November 1920; 31 December 1920; 07 January 1921; 13 May 1921; 17 June 1921; 24 June 1921;02 Sept 1921; 30 September 1921; 19 February 1932; 27 May 1932; 24 June 1932
  • Harrow: The Story of a Millennium by Walter, D. p 170
  • Wembley Observer 08 August 2002
  • Kelly's Trade Directory 1924 onwards Directory for Harrow, Northwood, Pinner and Wembley
  • Harrow Observer and Gazette 02 September 1921; 06 April 1923; 26 June 1986
  • Harrow Gazette 06 June 1919; 17 October 1919; 28 November 1919; 30 January 1920; 06 February 1920; 23 April 1920; 11 June 1920; 12 November 1920; 31 December 1921; 04 February 1921; 27 May 1921; 01 July 1921; 08 July 1921

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