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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Haringey
Town
Crouch End
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MESSRS GIDDINGS AND SON, Captain Richard Reginald Goulden
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1995
    Attended by: MR HOWARD MOGG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11970
Current location

First floor lobby to council chamber.
Hornsey Town Hall
A103
Crouch End
Haringey
Greater London
N8 9JJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30174 88314
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • St Paul's Church
    Burgoyne Road
    Harringay
    Haringey
    Greater London
    N4 1AE
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 31676 88276
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Hornsey County School
    Pemberton Road
    Harringay
    Haringey
    Greater London
    N4 1BG
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 31613 88522
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Bronze sculptured figure of St Michael with children at his feet. Figures surmount plinth with school motto and Hornsey coat of arms. Below are two bronze plaques for WWII. Whole is mounted onto a wooden backboard.
Inscription
OUR SCHOOL FELLOWS (Names)/ VINCIT QUI SE VINCIT/ 1914/ 1918/ HORNSEY COUNTY SCHOOL Plaque adjacent to the memorial: THIS MEMORIAL COMMEMORATES THE SCHOLARS OF HORNSEY COUNTY SCHOOL WHO WERE KILLED IN THE WARS OF 1914-1918 AND 1939-1945./ ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN THE SCHOOL HALL IN PEMBERTON ROAD, HARRINGAY, THE MEMORIAL WAS REMOVED IN 1952 WHEN THE SCHOOL CEASED TO BE A GRAMMAR SCHOOL AND WAS REHOUSED IN ST.PAUL'S CHURCH, BURGOYNE ROAD, HARRINGAY, WHICH WAS CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE SCHOOL./ DURING THE DISASTROUS FIRE WHICH DESTROYED THE CHURCH IN 1984 THE MEMORIAL WAS ALMOST THE ONLY ARTIFACT WHICH SURVIVED. IT WAS HOPED THAT IT WOULD BE RE-ERECTED IN THE NEW ST PAUL'S CHURCH BUT A SITE IN THE CHURCH SUITABLE TO THE OLD HORNSEYANS ASSOCIATION COULD NOT BE AGREED UPON WITH THE CHURCH AUTHORITIES. IN 1995, HARINGEY COUNCIL AGREED THAT THE MEMORIAL SHOULD REST HERE IN HORNSEY TOWN HALL./ THE BRONZE FIGURE IS BY EMINENT SCULPTOR, RICHARD GOULDEN FRBS, ARCA (1877-1932). A SIMILAR STATUE BY THE SAME SCULPTOR STANDS OUTSIDE ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH, CORNHILL, LONDON.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Anderson, H
Avant, F
Ball, A A
Barnes, J B
Besley, A
Blaxill, S
Cathles, C K
Challis, H
Coombe, S J
Cotter, V
See details for all 50 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 50
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 50
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 37
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 37
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Surname.
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: depth 0.47M
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Backboard
    Measurements: height 2.565M, width 0.892M
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
The memorial is badly scarred by fire damage at St Paul's Church. It is noted that it has since been refurbished.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
Haringey Town Hall

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