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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Hounslow, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4854 / 51°29'7"N

Longitude: -0.3734 / 0°22'24"W

OS Eastings: 513041

OS Northings: 177524

OS Grid: TQ130775

Mapcode National: GBR 5G.0K7

Mapcode Global: VHFTD.GXZP

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 19 April 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246234

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487353

Location: Hounslow, London, TW5

County: London

District: Hounslow

Electoral Ward/Division: Heston Central

Built-Up Area: Hounslow

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Leonard Heston

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


787/0/10111 NEW HESTON ROAD
19-APR-01 Heston
War Memorial

GV II

Heston War Memorial. 1918 by Arthur G. Walker, sculptor. Portland stone. Statue of a private soldier in full marching kit, standing at ease. Square pedestal over a three stage stepped base, with lists of names of the fallen and reliefs of naval activity on each side. Matching posts and chains surround the memorial. Front inscription opens: IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. A later inscription was added to the base, reading REMEMBER ALSO THE MEN ANDE WOMEN OF HESTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945. The memorial was the gift of Sir Frederick and Lady Becker, and was unveiled on June 1st 1918, several months before the Armistice. The memorial originally stood on a shallow earthen mound; the present stepped base was formed after 1945. See Middlesex Chronicle, 9th November 1962.

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, 4 September 2017.

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

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787/0/10111 NEW HESTON ROAD
19-APR-01 Heston
War Memorial

GV II

Heston War Memorial. 1918 by Arthur G. Walker, sculptor. Portland stone. Statue of a private soldier in full marching kit, standing at ease. Square pedestal over a three stage stepped base, with lists of names of the fallen and reliefs of naval activity on each side. Matching posts and chains surround the memorial. Front inscription opens: IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF THIS VILLAGE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918. A later inscription was added to the base, reading REMEMBER ALSO THE MEN ANDE WOMEN OF HESTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945. The memorial was the gift of Sir Frederick and Lady Becker, and was unveiled on June 1st 1918, several months before the Armistice. The memorial originally stood on a shallow earthen mound; the present stepped base was formed after 1945. See Middlesex Chronicle, 9th November 1962.

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, 4 September 2017.

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