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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Greenwich
Town
Greenwich
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
Ceremony
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
46498

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Current location

Corner of Greenwich Church Street and Evelyn Street
St Alfege's Church
Greenwich Church Street
Greenwich
Greenwich
Greater London
SE10 9BJ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 38320 77610
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Glazed window Window depicting General Wolfe standing on rocks/cliffs and storm clouds behind. General Wolfe was born in Kent in 1727 but his family moved to Greenwich when he was a young boy. He died during the assault on French held Quebec in 1759, a painting of the scene by Edward Penny is in the church. He is buried in the family vault in the crypt of St Alfege's.
Inscription
GENERAL WOLFE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Wolfe, James
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Commemorations
  • Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Original window presented by Mr Churchwarden F. Fountain, Croome-hill, Greenwich

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Kentish Mercury - Friday 19 June 1896 GREENWICH CHURCHWARDENS' DINNER
  • London Gardens Trust Inventory londongardenstrust.org/inventory/gardens-online-record.php?ID=GRN050 Badly bombed on 19 March 1941, the church was restored in 1953 by Sir Albert Richardson, where possible using original materials saved from the debris.
  • St. Alfeges Church, Greenwich www.st-alfege.org/
  • London Daily News - Wednesday 22 January 1902
  • Kentish Mercury - Friday 27 March 1896 Detailed description of the original window

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