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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sundial
District
Tower Hamlets
Town
Tower Hill
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War - civilians, Roman Invasions and Occupation (55BC-early 5th Century AD), English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3rd August 1992
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53210
Current location

Outside Tower Hill Underground Station
Tower Hill Sundial
Tower Hill
Tower Hill
Tower Hamlets
Greater London
EC3N 4DR
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 33580 80743
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
LARGE SUNDIAL WITH CIRCULAR BASE AND LOW RELIEF SCULPTURES OF SIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN LONDON'S HISTORY 43A.D.TO 1975-82 AROUND ITS PERIMETER. LONDON UNDERGROUND ROUNDEL BENEATH MAIN INSCRIPTION REGARDING THE UNVEILING AND DESIGNERS. THE 1915 RELIEF DEPICTS ZEPPELIN L32 AND SEARCHLIGHTS. THAT FOR 1940-41 DEPICTS A BRITISH FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, VAPOUR TRAILS AND A GERMAN AIRCRAFT.
Inscription
LOW RELIEF SCULPTURE 1: 1915 FIRST ZEPPLIN (SIC) AIR RAID LOW RELIEF SCULPTURE 2: 1940-41 THE BLITZ 15000 KILLED LOW RELIEF SCULPTURE 3: 43A.D. ROMAN INVASION LOW RELIEF SCULPTURE 4: 61A.D. DESTRUCTION OF CITY BY BOUDICCA LOW RELIEF SCULPTURE 5: 1642 CIVIL WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
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
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: year died,manner of death
    Order of information: year died,manner of death
  • Roman Invasions and Occupation (55BC-early 5th Century AD)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sundial
    Measurements: height 4000MM, width 7500MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
COMMISSIONED BY LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD NAD UNVEILED BY ITS MANAGING DIRECTOR DENIS TUNNICLIFFE AS PART OF THE THAMES AND CITY OF LONDON SUNDIALS TRAIL.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
LONDON UNDERGROUND LTD
Reference

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