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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Hackney
Town
Haggerston
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
32477

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Current location

Stonebridge Common at the junction of Haggerston Road and Mayfield Road
Haggerston Road
Haggerston
Hackney
Greater London
E8 4EP
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33644 84061
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • HAGGERSTON ROAD SCHOOL

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Base of two octagonal paved steps surmounted by a plinth and obelisk. The inscription is no longer legible. It appears from Hackney Council Planning Committee document dated 15th July 1969 (see references) that this was originally the WW1 memorial for Haggerston Road School, which was demolished in the 1930s.
Inscription
The inscription is no longer visible - according to newspaper report of unveiling in 1921 it read: "Erected by the Old Boys’ Club. To the Glory of God and in memory of the old boys of Haggerston-road School who fell in the Great War, 1914-1918. ‘Greater Love hath no man than this’ "
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
2000: EXPOSED POSITION SUBJECT TO VANDALISM THEREFORE THERE WERE PLANS TO RELOCATE IT IN THE CENTRE OF THE OPEN SPACE AT STONEBRIDGE COMMON
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Hackney and Kingsland Gazette 23 February 1921
  • Hackney Council Planning Committee document 15th July 1969, Appendix page 22 "Resiting of War Memorial, Haggerston Road"
  • www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/253263/
  • www.londonremembers.com/memorials/obelisk-e8

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