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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Woodside, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5995 / 51°35'58"N

Longitude: -0.1109 / 0°6'39"W

OS Eastings: 530933

OS Northings: 190647

OS Grid: TQ309906

Mapcode National: GBR GF.SVF

Mapcode Global: VHGQM.1265

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 18 February 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1359588

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488451

Location: Haringey, London, N22

County: London

District: Haringey

Electoral Ward/Division: Woodside

Built-Up Area: Haringey

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Michael Wood Green

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


800/0/10076 HIGH ROAD
18-FEB-02 War Memorial

GV II

Wood Green War Memorial. 1920, designer unknown. Portland stone with gold mosaic panels above, bronze inscription panels below; York stone steps. A tripartite screen with projecting central pedimental section and projecting wings. The upper register, divided by Ionic pilasters sports round tablets with bay wreaths, listing Great War battle honours: Salonika, Mesopotamia, Egypt; Belgium, France, Italy, Gallipoli; Jutland, Heligoland, Falklands, Zeebrugge; and Palestine, India and Africa. In the centre, a roundel with w relif of ST George and the Dragon, and the inscription ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION BY THE INHABITANTS OF WOOD GREEN 1920. The tablets either side of the centre are set against a ground of gold mosaic. Along the frieze above is inscribed in Roman capitals 'GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS'. The frieze at mid-height is inscribed 'AND IN MEMORY ALSO OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES 1939-1945'. Central lower panel, with a garland above, is inscribed 'TO THE UNDYING MEMORY OF THE MEN OF WOOD GREEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 1939-1945'. The lower register is divided by fluted Doric pilasters, and sports six renewed bronze tablets with the names of the dead. Two convex steps are below the central panel; the whole memorial is placed upon a three-stepped stone base with convex steps. A dignified Greek-inspired memorial screen, commemorating the 990 men of Wood Green who lost their lives in the First World War.

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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