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Memorial details

Memorial type
Other structure
District
Hackney
Town
Stoke Newington
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
MR A G PORRI FRIBA (Architect)
MESSRS STAPPLETON & SON (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14th June 1923
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM R ROBERTSON BART GCB GCMG KCVO DSO
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14th June 1923
    Attended by: Rev JAMES BURNS MA
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14th June 1923
    Attended by: Rev Preb CROMIE MA
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11936
Current location

In entrance lobby
Stoke Newington Library
Stoke Newington Church Street
Stoke Newington
Hackney
Greater London
N16 0JU
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33007 86468
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Extension to Stoke Newington Library comprising: - Classically-design entrance lobby to original Grade II listed library with matching black double doors on the south and east corners. Each door is set within a rectangular stone surround with the borough arms, a nowy headed shallow niche inscribed 'PRO PATRIA', pediment and a plinth with bronze wreaths flanking the dates 1914-18. - Interior features include a vaulted roof supporting an oval glazed dome and marble slabbed floor with key-pattern and mosaic around the edge. Gates decorated with wreaths containing letters "SN". Inscription over doorway leading to library interior is inscribed 'ALL YE WHO PASS IN QUEST OF HAPPY HOURS, BEHOLD THE PRICE AT WHICH THESE HOURS WERE BOUGHT' - Elaborate dedicatory alabaster tablet with a grey stone border with a black key pattern surrounding the names of 667 men who fell in WW1. Crossed union flags are set above the tablet.
Inscription
Outside: 1914 - 1918/PRO PATRIA Tablet: BOROUGH OF STOKE NEWINGTON/ IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS BOROUGH/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR/ (Names)/ THEY WERE A WALL TO US BOTH BY NIGHT AND BY DAY/ Above interior entrance to library : ALL YE WHO PASS IN QUEST OF HAPPY HOURS BEHOLD/ THE PRICE AT WHICH THOSE HOURS WERE BOUGHT
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackland, H C
Adams, G
Adams, T
Agland, J G
Aitchison, P T
Algar, C F
Allen, C R
Allen, F
Allen, H V
Allen, W
See details for all 667 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 852
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 852
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 2650mm, width 4270mm
    Materials: Alabaster
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
  • STOKE NEWINGTON LIBRARY
  • 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
Costs

Memorial: C £4000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
London Borough of Hackney
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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