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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Greenwich
Town
Greenwich
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 5th June 1930
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
46497

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Current location

North end of Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich Park
Blackheath Avenue
Greenwich
Greenwich
Greater London
SE10 8XJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 38930 77324
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
LARGE FOUR STEPPED SQUARE BASE SURMOUNTED BY SQUARE PLINTH, TAPERED PEDESTAL AND FIGURE OF JAMES WOLFE. INSCRIPTION ON THE FRONT AND REAR FACE OF THE PEDESTAL.
Inscription
FRONT FACE: JAMES WOLFE/ 1727-1759/ VICTOR OF/ QUEBEC REAR FACE: THIS MONUMENT/ THE GIFT OF/ THE/ CANADIAN PEOPLE/ WAS UNVEILED ON/ THE FIFTH OF JUNE 1930/ BY/ LE MARQUIS OF DE MONTCALM
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: year died,age of death,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth C 2000MM, height C 6000MM, width C 2000MM
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
Condition
History
DATE UNKNOWN: HEAVY PITTING ON REAR OF PEDESTAL ALLEDGED TO BE FROM CANNON SHELLS FROM A GERMAN FIGHTER
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • TAIT MCKENZIE: A SCULPTOR OF YOUTH by HUSSEY, CHRISTOPHER 77-80 Source: Image Library Published:COUNTRY LIFE LTD 1929 LONDON
  • Illustrated London News 7 June 1930 p. 1044;14 June 1930 p.1081

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