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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hospital / Clinic
District
Watford
Town
Watford
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 25 Sep.1996
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Opened
    Date: 24 June 1925
    Attended by: VISCOUNTESS LASCELLES
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 25 July 1923
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
41659
Current location

The Peace Hospice
Peace Drive
Watford
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD17 3PH
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 10439 96742
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Hospital building. Foundation stone to left and opening stone to right of entrance.
Inscription
Left Tablet: THIS FOUNDATION STONE/ WAS LAID BY THE/ COUNTESS OF CLARENDON/ FIRST MAYORESS OF WATFORD/ JULY 25TH 1923 Right Tablet: THIS PEACE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL/ WAS OPENED BY/ H.R.H. THE PRINCESS MARY/ VISCOUNTESS LASCELLES/ JUNE 24TH 1925 Plaque: THE PEACE HOSPICE / OPENED BY / HER ROYAL HIGHNESS / PRINCESS MICHAEL OF KENT / ON 25TH SEPTEMEBR 1996 / GENEROUSLY RESTORED BY AND FOR THE CARE OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH WEST HERTFORDSHIRE
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
  • Hospital
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
Condition
History
5 July 1948: NHS took over the hospital. May 1985: hospital closed. March 1986: Most of the Peace Memorial Hospital was demolished, and the remainder was derelict. July 1996: hospital restored and acquired by the Peace Hospice.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
The Peace Hospice
Reference
  • www.peacehospice.org.uk
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • National Railway Museum Object No.2008-8620. Handbill advertising cheap railway tickets for Opening of Hospital www.nrm.org.uk
  • Watford Observer 15 Feb. 1990

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