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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Hackney
Town
Hoxton
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Reginald Wynn Owen FRIBA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10th February 1921
    Attended by: The Hon A Holland-Hibbert
  • Rededicated
    Date: 7th June 2011
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Rededicated
    Date: 4th June 1989
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10th February 1921
    Attended by: The Rev G W Hudson Shaw MA
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3089
Current location

Hoxton Railway Station
Geffrye Street
Hoxton
Hackney
Greater London
E2 8FF
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33557 83179
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • In car park.
    Richmond Station
    Kew Rd
    Richmond
    Richmond Upon Thames
    Greater London
    TW9 2NA
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 180 753
    Denomination: Undefined
  • Broad Street Station
    Broad St
    Bishopsgate
    City Of London
    Greater London
    EC2
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 331 818
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Tall upright pillar terminating with a cornice moulding surmounted by a slightly tapering block of stone. The inscription and names are incised in Roman characters.. Above the inscription is a projecting block of stone with a raised wreath of laurel leaves carved on it.
Inscription
Front face:IN MEMORY OF/ NORTH LONDON/ RAILWAYMEN/ WHO FELL IN/THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919 Other three faces:(Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Askew, G
Ayling, F J
Baker, W G
Barson, A J
Batchelor, S
Benning, H G
Bond, G R
Bounsall, C A
Brown, H
Burton, R
See details for all 64 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 65
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 65
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 900MM, height 3750MM, width 900MM
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
Listing information
  • North London Railwaymen 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
The name of H Prickett was added after the memorial was unveiled. January 2007: Proposal to move memorial from car park to front of Richmond station.
Costs

Site: On railway property.
Comments: Includes erection of base by North London Railway £60.
Memorial: £501 13s.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
Transport for London
Reference
  • Rail April/May 2009, p. 38 Regarding the proposed move to new Hoxton station
  • Cockney Ancestor Front cover illustration and pp4-7/Autumn 2013 Article by Peter Bloomfield: The North London Railway War Memorial. Includes full details of costs, materials, type of lettering, inscription/names and locations' history.
  • Western Front Association Bulletin by Western Front Association June 2002
  • London Railway Record July 1998 p.87
  • Rail News No.320 p.32 (Oct. 1989); Oct. 2007.
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 10 Feb. 1921
  • The National Archives See file for detailed references.
  • The Railway Magazine March 1921 p.208
  • Flickr
  • Railway Gazette 16 Feb. 1921
  • www.disused-stations.org.uk/b/broad_street/index108.shtml

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