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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
City Of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Captain Richard Reginald Goulden, Charles Wheeler RBSA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1921
    Attended by: MR M NORMAN GOVERNOR- BANK OF ENGLAND 1921
  • Rededicated
    Date: 20 October 1948
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Stepney
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 1921
    Attended by: REV E E HOLMES ARCHDEACON
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11775
Current location

In private garden court within the bank-a non public area
Bank of England
Threadneedle Street
City of London
City Of London
Greater London
EC2R 8AH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32747 81177
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Three-stepped STONE BASE SURMOUNTED BY BRONZE STATUE OF ST CHRISTOPHER (patron saint of the Bank) CARRYING THE INFANT CHRIST. BASE BEARS THREE BRONZE plaques OF NAMES AND A BRONZE CROSS set into its front. Bronze wreath on ground in front of base
Inscription
TO THE COMRADES WHO, AT DUTY'S CALL, CROSSED THE DARK WATERS TO THE FURTHER SHORE 1914-1919./ (Names) TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO CROSSED THE SAME WATERS 1939-1945.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 71
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 71
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: height 1050mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Figures
    Measurements: height 2400mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • Bank of England 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
1948: Bronze wreath placed at front, and WW2 bronze plaque added.
Costs

Comments: WW1: Just over £2000 was raised, which paid for the endowment of the hospital bed and for the statue.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: ENDOWMENT OF BED IN GUY'S HOSPITAL (Astley Cooper Ward)
Responsibility
THE BANK OF ENGLAND
Reference
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK pp.30-31 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN p.120 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
  • The Times 12 Nov. 1921 p.6 col.e
  • A DOMESTIC HISTORY OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND by HENNESSY, ELIZA pp.365-368 Published:C U P 1992

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