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Silvertown War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Royal Docks, Newham

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Latitude: 51.5 / 51°29'59"N

Longitude: 0.0278 / 0°1'40"E

OS Eastings: 540850

OS Northings: 179843

OS Grid: TQ408798

Mapcode National: GBR LV.CNX

Mapcode Global: VHHNJ.FKKG

Plus Code: 9F32F2XH+X4

Entry Name: Silvertown War Memorial

Listing Date: 5 May 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387182

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475102

Location: Newham, London, E16

County: Newham

Electoral Ward/Division: Royal Docks

Built-Up Area: Newham

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: North Woolwich; St John

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

This List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26/01/2017

TQ 48 SW

Silvertown War Memorial

(Formerly listed as Silvertown War Memorial, NORTH WOOLWICH ROAD, SILVERTOWN)


War memorial. c1920. Limestone. Square section entactic pier made of 4 stones on a circular plinth. Ogee-section base; top with one laurel wreath to each face, each in a segmental-headed field over a reeded base. Inscriptions as follows. East face: To the glorious/memory of the/men from these/works who fell/in the Great War/1914-19. Then 7 names recorded. North face: blank. West face: And to the memory/of those who whilst/serving their country/by making TNT /perished in the/explosion in these/works. January 19th/1917. 18 names appended. S face: Also/to the memory/of those who/fell in the/Second World War/1939-1945. 7 names engraved. The west face commemorates the 73 people killed in the Silvertown TNT factory explosion of 1917 caused by a fire which reached the explosives store.

The war memorial was moved to its current location in 2016.

Listing NGR: TQ4085079843

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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