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Sloane Square War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Royal Hospital, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4926 / 51°29'33"N

Longitude: -0.157 / 0°9'25"W

OS Eastings: 528040

OS Northings: 178680

OS Grid: TQ280786

Mapcode National: GBR 8M.X3

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.7RB5

Entry Name: Sloane Square War Memorial

Listing Date: 5 September 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 494220

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW1W

County: London

District: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Royal Hospital

Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Holy Trinity Sloane Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


249/0/10263 SLOANE SQUARE
05-SEP-05 Sloane Square
Sloane Square war memorial

II
War memorial. Architect unknown. Portland Stone. An octagonal section cross with capped head on a tapered shaft on a moulded three stage base. A large bronze sword is affixed to its west face. The cross is surmounted on a plinth which is inscribed with the following: 'INVICTIS PAX / IN MEMORY OF THE / MEN AND WOMEN / OF CHELSEA / WHO GAVE / THEIR LIVES IN / THE GREAT WAR / MDCCCCXIV / MDCCCCVIII / AND / MCMXXXIX. MCMXLV / THEIR LIVES / FOR THEIR COUNTRY / THEIR SOULS TO THEIR GOD' (some of the inscription runs on to the step below). The plinth stands upon a wide base which consists of three deep steps upon three wider, shallower steps.

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: The Sloane Square war memorial is a simple but elegant and powerful structure. It is of special interest because of its innate historic significance and the link it makes between the local community and world events.

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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