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Holy Trinity War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Bromley Common and Keston, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3801 / 51°22'48"N

Longitude: 0.0426 / 0°2'33"E

OS Eastings: 542246

OS Northings: 166542

OS Grid: TQ422665

Mapcode National: GBR MX.WYY

Mapcode Global: VHHP3.PKCW

Entry Name: Holy Trinity War Memorial

Location: Bromley, London, BR2

County: London

District: Bromley

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Locality: Bromley Common and Keston

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Listing Date: 13 January 2017

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1432856

Summary

War memorial, 1920, with later additions for the Second World War.

Description

War memorial, 1920, with later additions for the Second World War.

DESCRIPTION: Portland stone war memorial stands within the churchyard of Holy Trinity, Bromley Common. It comprises a central pier on which there is a tall slender pillar and cross with four panels forming a crescent shape.

The inscription for the First World War has been added to, to explain the inclusion of the names of those who died in the Second World War. Recorded by year of death on two panels are the 28 local men who died in the First World War. On the outer panels, or wings, of the monument are recorded the 18 Members of the Armed Forces who died in the Second World War and the 15 local civilians killed during the war.
The inscription reads:

"Their name liveth for evermore they died as few men get the chance to die fighting to save a Worlds morality, they died the noblest death a man may die, fighting for god and right and liberty and such a death is immortality."

“This monument is erected to the Glory of God in honour of all who went from this Parish to serve in the Great War and in grateful and undying memory of those who laid down their lives for their Country by sea and by land."

“1939-1945, Commemorated on the side panels are the names of men of the three services who gave their lives, and also of civilians of this Parish, who were killed by enemy action in the Second World War."


This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 20 February 2017.

History

The memorial was designed by Mr Evelyn Hellicar, FRIBA and erected by Messrs Earp and Hobbs. It was unveiled on the evening of Thursday 29 July 1920 by Colonel Cuthbert James MP and dedicated by Dr Storrs, Dean of Rochester. Special prayers and the service were led by the Vicar the Rev JFW Gomperty MA, with Mrs Moate at the organ. Recorded by year of death on two panels are the names of 28 local men who died in the First World War. On the outer panels are recorded the names of 18 members of the Armed Forces who died in the Second World War and 15 local civilians killed during the war.

Reasons for Listing

Holy Trinity War Memorial, which is situated in the churchyard, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on the local community, and the sacrifices it made in the conflicts of the C20;
* Architectural interest: an elegant Portland stone memorial pillar and cross, with four panels that form a crescent shape.

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