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Memorial details

Memorial type
Chapel or Church: Freestanding building
District
Haringey
Town
Hornsey
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR GEORGE LETHBRIDGE ARIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1921
    Attended by: MR. A. DUNMORE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11th November 1921
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Willesden
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11783
Current location

Small chapel on hospital grounds in North Wing. The door is immediately on the right when entering the new hospital entrance.
Hornsey Central Hospital
Park Road
Hornsey
Haringey
Greater London
N8 8JD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29582 88916
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Red brick Chapel with portland stone dressings. Carved stone panels over entrance. Inside oak columns and seats. Circular antique windows, tinted. There are 44 numbered wall panels with names inscribed. Names are ordered by regiment. Wreaths in stone above entrance to chapel. Hornsey Coat of Arms above external doorway. Black and white marble tiled flooring.
Inscription
OUTSIDE: 1914 THE BOROUGH OF HORNSEY/ WAR MEMORIAL/ 1919 INSIDE: THEY DIED THAT YOU MIGHT LIVE IN PEACE AND HONOUR/ STEADFAST AND UNDISMAYED THEY GAVE THEIR ALL/ FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1371
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1371
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename,decorations
    Order of information: regiment,rank,surname,forename
Components
  • Chapel
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Panelling
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood - Oak
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Listing information
  • WAR MEMORIAL CHAPEL AT HORNSEY CENTRAL HOSPITAL
  • 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
2009: Chapel fully restored and forms focal frontage to new Hornsey Central Hospital development. The memorial is floodlit at night. April 2007: Chapel encircled by hoardings. Repair and restoration due to start in September 2007 when work on the new health resource begins. March 2007: Hospital has been demolished but the chapel still stands. November 2005: Hospital still under threat of demolition, but plans on hold due to financial constraints. Memorial deemed 'at risk' by English Heritage. 19 September 2001: Memorial is Grade II Listed by English Heritage. June 2001: Hospital due to be demolished to make way for sheltered housing.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • "THE HORNSEY COTTAGE HOSPITAL" EXTENSION SOUVENIR PROGRAMME - HORNSEY LIBRARY
  • Private Eye NO.1029 1-14 JUNE 2001

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