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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Tottenham Green, London

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Latitude: 51.5868 / 51°35'12"N

Longitude: -0.0715 / 0°4'17"W

OS Eastings: 533702

OS Northings: 189312

OS Grid: TQ337893

Mapcode National: GBR H9.QNC

Mapcode Global: VHGQM.QC2W

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 24 July 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061398

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489637

Location: Haringey, London, N15

County: London

District: Haringey

Electoral Ward/Division: Tottenham Green

Built-Up Area: Haringey

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Holy Trinity Tottenham

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

24-JUL-02 War memorial


War Memorial. 1923. Bronze statue of angel representing Peace by L.F. Roslyn RBS, standing on a shaft and base of grey Cornish granite (from the Kit Hill quarry, Callington) by W. Griffiths and Sons Ltd, masons. Standing laurel-crowned figure of angel with outstretched wings, standing on a hemispherical globe, holding a wreath; the pleated front of her gown decorated with reliefs of angels. The tapering shaft has a bronze sword to the front, and reliefs of garlands with fillets on each face at the top. Main inscription reads 'Erected by the inhabitants of TOTTENHAM in grateful memory of her sons who fell in the Great War 1914-1918 1939-1945. Stepped base with inscriptions on upper section: to south, 'Greater love hath no man than this'; to the west, 'Their name liveth for evermore'; to east, 'Pass not without remembrance'. Corner posts of granite with chains.
HISTORY: unveiled by HRH Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll (assisted by an orphan boy) on 17th June 1923 in the presence of some 40,000 people. This monument was erected by Tottenham District Council at a cost of £2,000, on a prominent site close to the town hall. Over 35,000 men from the area served in the Great War; over 2,000 were killed. A memorial fund was opened in July 1922 and the cost was raised by subscription.
SOURCES: Tottenham and Ewdmonton Weekly Herald, 22 June 1923.

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 16 February 2017.

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