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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
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11936
Current location

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

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33007 86468
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Elaborate dedicatory tablet. Grey border to plaque with black key pattern on white mosaic around single gold mosaic border. Crossed union flags above plaque. Gates decorated with wreaths containing letters "SN". Marble slabbed floor with key pattern and mosaic around edge.
Inscription
ABOVE ENTRANCE: "ALL YE WHO PASS IN QUEST OF HAPPY HOURS BEHOLD THE PRICE AT WHICH THOSE HOURS WERE BOUGHT" ABOVE PLAQUE: 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/
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
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 2650mm, width 4270mm
    Materials: Marble - White
  • 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

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