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Rainham War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Rainham and Wennington, Havering

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Latitude: 51.5185 / 51°31'6"N

Longitude: 0.1902 / 0°11'24"E

OS Eastings: 552057

OS Northings: 182231

OS Grid: TQ520822

Mapcode National: GBR SP.4LT

Mapcode Global: VHHNM.73X7

Plus Code: 9F32G59R+C3

Entry Name: Rainham War Memorial

Listing Date: 25 March 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1063900

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488534

Location: Havering, London, RM13

County: Havering

Electoral Ward/Division: Rainham and Wennington

Built-Up Area: Havering

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Rainham

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Rainham War Memorial


Rainham War Memorial

War Memorial clock tower. 1920 by Mr Vinton, builder. Red Belgian brick, Portland and cast stone dressings.

Hexagonal short tower with clock faces to three sides. Sloping base with names of war dead. Stone blocks inscribed 'LEST WE FORGET' at angles. Gauged arches to niche and doorway. Inscription panels on sides. Narrow pilasters at angles. Upper parapet with balustrade. The memorial is set within iron railings.

HISTORY: unveiled by Col. Whitmore, Lord Lieutenant of Essex, on 7th November 1920. This practical form of war memorial, prominently sited in front of the parish church, cost £60 to erect.

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.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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