© WMR-62175

Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Sevenoaks
Town
Westerham
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
Maker
FRANCIS DERWENT WOOD
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 January 1911
    Attended by: FIELD MARSHAL THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EARL ROBERTS VC KG KP GCB OM GCSI GCIE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 January 1911
    Attended by: Bishop of Chichester,Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62175
Current location
  • The Green
    Westerham
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN16 1AZ
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 44670 54027
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Statue of a figure with a raised sword set on a square plinth with bulbous lower half. All is set on a square base with surrounding paved area.
Inscription
MAJ GEN (?)/JAMES WOLFE/ BORN AT/ WESTERHAM/ JANUARY 2/ 1727/ died at the battle of/ QUEBEC/ The 15th September/ 1759 (Line spacing and sentence case uncertain)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Memorial: c£1,200

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Kent by Mee, Arthur A. Mee. (1936) pp 470-471.
  • Illustrated London News 7 Jan. 1911 p.3 Photograph of unveiling ceremony
  • The Times 11 Mar. 1910 p.11;13 Sep. 1910 p.7;31 Dec. 2010 p13; 3 Jan. 1911 p.6;5 May 1911 p.5
  • The Times 6 Jan. 1910 p.12. W Birnie Rhind, ARA, had submitted a model of the proposed statue.
  • Buildings of England series by Various West Kent and the Weald (1980) p596 '...the "clou" of the town. Lead on a bulgy stone base. Wolfe, in a cocked hat, awkwardly brandishes his sword. Something slicker would not have fitted so well.'
  • Geograph www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2029137 and 2007498

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