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Memorial details

Memorial type
Hospital / Clinic
District
Richmond Upon Thames
Town
Richmond
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Sir Edwin Cooper FRIBA
Ceremony
  • Opened
    Date: 10 July 1924
    Attended by: HM KING GEORGE V,HM QUEEN MARY
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 July 1924
    Attended by: Bishop of Southwark
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65553
Current location

Royal Star and Garter Home
Richmond Hill
Richmond
Richmond Upon Thames
Greater London
TW10 6RR
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 184 738
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A large neo-Georgian-Imperial building of brick with ample stone trim, the chief accents pairs of recessed giant columns. Large hipped roof. Memorial hall of marble with Ionic columns. Two bronze plaques in the memorial apse off the Main Hall record both gifts to cover building costs and endowments for various parts of the building from all over the Empire.
Inscription
Plaques: (Unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Building
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick, Marble, Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
2014 July Planning permission given for conversion to flats. 2013 August: the residents were moved to a new home in Surbiton (IWM-WMA 65560). The future of the Richmond building is uncertain. Feb. 2009: it is planned to close the Home in 2011 and replace it by three homes, one in Solihull, one in Hampton Court, and a third at a place to be decided. The planned Hampton Court scheme was abandoned c Aug. 2010. 1990 May 30 Listed Grade II
Costs

Comments: Funds raised by the British Womens Hospital Committee. Sir Edwin Cooper gave his services as the architect as a gift.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Local Publication/Booklet 'The Architectural Review' Jan. 1925 Illustrated description of the Star and Garter Home, including adverts from some of the contractors.
  • Evening Standard 21 July 2014
  • Local Publication/Booklet 23 September 2001. 'The Royal Star & Garter Home for disabled ex-Service men and women': leaflet for London Open House 2001. In 1915 the Auctioneers and Estate Agents Institute raised funds to buy the old Star and Garter Hotel on Richmond and handed it to Queen Mary who appointed the British Red Cross to run it as a home for disabled ex-service men. The premises proved unsuitable and later in 1916 the residents were transferred to Enbrook House, Sandgate, Kent until the opening of the Richmond building in 1924.
  • ID 437830
  • Private Eye No. 1230 p.14; No.1231 p.12,14; No.1234 p.19.No.1332 (25 Jan.-7 Feb. 2013) p.15 Comments by the architectural correspondent 'Piloti' on the proposal to close the Richmond home, and letters about this.(Feb.- April 2009).
  • Local Publication/Booklet 'Punch' 7 Nov. 1951 pp.524-5. 'Men of War in Harbour'. Descriptive article by Eric Keown. '... money for the construction of the new Home was largely subscribed by the women of Britain and the Empire, whose special war memorial it is.'
  • Buildings of England series by Various London 2: South (1983) p.521
  • The Times 10 July 1924 p.11 col.b; 11 July 1924 p.11 cols a-b, p.18 (3 photos) 10 July: the Queen will be given the deeds of the building as the Women's Memorial of the War, which would be passed to FM Lord Grenfell, the President of the Home.
  • Other website www.starandgarter.org/history.html

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